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Firefighters respond to structure fire in Burtons Bridge

Firefighters responded to a structure fire that included both a garage and camper in front of a Burtons Bridge home Wednesday morning.

The fire, near the 3800 block of McCabe Street, is only a short distance from the Nunda Rural Fire Protection District but other agencies also responded to the fire about 10 a.m. Wednesday. An explosion was heard in the garage area as the fire began.

“We were going to go camping,” homeowner Brian Click said, adding that their plans will have to change.

“We will recover,” he said.

Lt. Ryan Artner of the Nunda Rural Fire Protection District said both the camper and the garage, which was attached to a single-family residence, were fully engulfed.

Click’s son, Jordan Lombardo, 28, was home during the fire and was able to safely remove two of the three family dogs, Molly, 17, and Wrinkles, 10, from the residence. Firefighters found and rescued the third dog, a 5-year-old pit mix named Bev, who was treated on scene with oxygen. Artner said no injuries were reported. However, the home currently is not habitable.

A cause and origin of the fire remains under investigation, Artner said.

Algonquin, Crystal Lake, Wauconda, Fox River Grove, Fox Lake, Mundelein, Wonder Lake, Round Lake, Cary, Woodstock, McHenry Township, Lake Zurich, Libertyville and Grayslake fire departments all responded to the scene, along with Nunda. Representatives from the Red Cross also were on scene, Artner said.

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