Family of four displaced after Chesapeake house fire

Cindy Porter watched nervously as the flames from a brush fire grew closer to her home on Underwood Road in Garlands Crossing April 12

The fire appeared to have started on the back porch of the home.

"They (the residents) had defrosted the freezer and went to get it going again, but (the compressor) kept clicking on and off", said Heigh. "The last 20 years of my life are gone".

Algonquin-Lake in the Hills, Fox River Grove, Barrington and Barrington-Countryside fire departments assisted in the incident.

At first, crews attacked the house from all sides.

The family, which include two parents and seven children, will not stay in the house Wednesday night.

"Most of the fire was located under the stairwell so it compromised the stairs - it burnt the stairs out".

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He has already chose to ride out the fire no matter how close it gets.

Two of the firefighters suffered what Muñoz said were "very minor burns to their ears".

According to officials, the call came in before 5:30.

Fire investigators, including members of the state police Fire and Explosion Investigation Unit, are still investigating the blaze, which happened Thursday afternoon on South Main Street.

The fire service spokeswoman said: "Instances of re-ignition are infrequent within Herts Fire and Rescue Service".

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