UPDATE (12:45): The Chief of the Northwest Fire Protection District says they are now investigating the cause of a fire that has left two homes badly damaged.
The blaze broke out Friday morning in the garage of a home at 1470 Fenceline Drive, quickly engulfing the home in flames and spreading to a neighbor’s home.
Mutual aid was called to help put out the fire, which rose to 4-alarms before being contained. Many of those units have since been released.
North Park Fire Dept. has requested mutual aid for a 3-alarm fire at a home in Winnebago County.
The initial call came in just before 11am for a fire at a home at 1470 Fenceline Drive in a neighborhood just west of the Rock River and south of Latham Road. Several other fire departments were then called in to assist.
Witnesses report seeing heavy smoke in the area.
‘Eyewitness News’ has a crew in route and will have more details as they become available.