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Attic fire in Wauconda sends firefighter to hospital with knee injury

WAUCONDA – An attic fire resulted in $50,000 damage and one firefighter being sent to the hospital for a knee injury, a fire official said.

The Wauconda Fire District responded at 9:30 p.m. Thursday for a reported structure fire at 657 Clover Road in Wauconda, Battalion Chief Bill Hoover said.

First responders found smoke showing from the attic space of a raised ranch home, he said. Investigators think the house was struck by lightning.

The fire was contained to the attic but took about an hour to put out because firefighters had to clean out some tight spaces, Hoover said.

The family was home at the time, but no one was injured, he said. They watched the response from the lawn.

One firefighter was taken to Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington for a knee injury he sustained while responding to the fire, Hoover said. He was released shortly after some X-rays were taken.

The Wauconda Fire District was assisted by departments from Lake Villa, Round Lake, Barrington Countryside, Fox River Grove, Cary and Grayslake.

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