Elderly woman rescued from fire in Wauconda
By Frank Abderholden email@example.com June 24, 2013 5:44PM
Wauconda-6/24/13, Mon./1010 Monroe Ave. Area Firefighters help with overhaul of a garage fire that extended to the house at 1010 Monroe Ave., in Wauconda. Garage was a complete loss, and home damaged by the fire. | Joe Shuman~For Sun-Times Media
Updated: July 26, 2013 6:33AM
Firefighters were able to rescue an unidentified 78-year-old woman from a fire that started in her unattached garage and then jumped to her home in Wauconda.
Wauconda Fire Department received a call around 12:20 p.m. Monday, June 24, of a garage fire and when they arrived at 1010 Monroe Ave., Wauconda, the unattached garage was fully involved and melting the siding on the nearby house and catching the eaves on fire.
Battalion Chief Ed Dagdick said they began a search of the home and found the woman. They were able to get her out of the house. She was taken with non life-threatening injuries to Advocate Good Shepherd, Lake Barrington. Firefighters also saved the woman’s cat.
“The house was about 20 feet away but the fire was melting the siding and getting into the eaves,” Dagdick said. The fire is under investigation and the house is not habitable. Damage was estimated at $200,000.
Fire departments from Nunda Township, Lake Villa, Mundelein, Countryside, Barrington, Round Lake area, Long Grove and McHenry responded to the scene. Departments from Grayslake and Fox River Grove covered the Wauconda fire stations while they responded to the fire.