4 houses catch fire in McHenry County

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Fire crews from at least 10 suburban departments converged on a major house fire Wednesday afternoon in unincorporated McHenry County near Crystal Lake.

CrystalLakeFireThe flames quickly spread to three other homes and led to a pair of minor firefighter injuries.

Neighbors actually started the firefighting effort, using their own hoses to try and stop it from spreading.

Emergency personnel remained on the scene into the evening to make sure all the hot-spots were out.

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