Algonquin house gutted Thursday morning in extra-alarm fire

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ALGONQUIN, Ill. — An extra-alarm fire completely gutted a house in unincorporated Algonquin Thursday morning.

The fire started at a single-family home around 6:30 a.m. on Riverview Drive, just south of the Fox River and north of Highland.

Crews responded to the two-alarm fire, which was fully involved and threatening other homes in the remote subdivision off the Fox River.

The Algonquin chief says there were “no fire hydrants in the area, so we had to get water from a neighborhood across the street and bring the water here.”

Firefighters had to run 1,000 feet of hose, the length of three football fields, to extinguish the ferocious blaze.

Fortunately, nobody was home when the fire ignited. No injuries were reported.

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