The Huntley Fire Protection District had a 2nd Alarm for the apartment fire on Sunday that resulted in the death of a resident.

The Daily Herald wrote:

Allen “Al” R. Jacobs got into a car accident as a teenager that left him without the use of his legs. Longtime friend Randy Albrecht said Jacobs always feared his death would come when something happened and he wouldn’t be able to get away.

Albrecht, of Lake in the Hills, stood outside the charred remains of Jacobs’ apartment building Sunday, thinking about the life of his 47-year-old friend, cut short after an early morning blaze.

The Huntley Fire Protection District responded at 6:12 a.m. to the fire in a six-unit building of Woodcreek Apartments, 11702 Woodcreek Drive, Huntley. The fire started in Jacobs’ first-floor apartment and spread up through the second- and third-floor units above his.

Fifteen neighboring departments responded to aid the Huntley Fire Protection District Sunday morning. One Huntley firefighter suffered a minor injury, for which he was taken to Sherman Hospital in Elgin, treated and released, Caudle said.

The entire article is HERE.

More from the Chicago Tribune:

McHenry County officials identified the victim who died in an early morning Huntley apartment building fire as a 47-year-old man.

The fire broke out this morning in a six-unit apartment and displaced 10 people, according to Battalion Chief Tim Flannigan of the Huntley Fire Protection District.

The man who died in the blaze was identified as Allen R. Jacobs who lived in the Woodcreek apartments, 11702 Woodcreek Drive, according to the McHenry County coroner’s office.

Huntley firefighters were called to the two-alarm fire at the apartment building, said Flannigan.

The fire happened at the six unit, wood-frame apartment building, said Flannigan.

He said the fire began in one unit of the apartment where a man was found deceased, he said.

The Tribune article is HERE with video and photos.

 

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