Elgin firefighters were able to extinguish a fire on Beacon Point Court on Wednesday night after flames burned through the roof of one house and caught in a neighboring home.
According to an Elgin Fire Department news release, members of the Elgin Fire Department responded just before 11p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4, to the 2700 block of Beacon Point Circle for a report of a house fire.
Responding fire companies found a one-story home with fire burning through the roof and exposing a second, detached home next door to heat and flames.
The first crew arrived on scene in just over three minutes. Fire crews deployed multiple hand lines to extinguish the fire.
The fire was brought under control approximately 50 minutes after the arrival of the Fire Department.
Both homes suffered extensive damage. Initial damage estimates to the homes and contents are in excess of $350,000 for the primary residence and 100,000 for the exposed home.
Both homes were occupied at the time of the fire. All occupants escaped the homes prior to the fire department arrival. There were no civilian or firefighter injuries due to the fire.
The homes were red-tagged and boarded up for safety.
Elgin Fire department crews were assisted by multiple neighboring departments during the incident.
The Elgin Fire Department Fire Investigators continued their investigation the following morning.
SOURCE: Elgin Fire Department news release