Excerpts from theDailyHerald.com:

One person was injured and a house destroyed in four-alarm fire on Hawthorn Lane in unincorporated Lake County near Antioch, fire officials said.

Chris Lienhardt, deputy chief of the Antioch Fire Protection District, said crews were called to the house at 5:19 a.m. with a report that a male was trapped inside. Heavy fire and smoke were visible in the rear of the structure when firefighters arrived on the scene.

Firefighters entered the house and pulled the male from the fire who was taken to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville.

“This is what every firefighter trains for; to go in and put yourself in harm’s way to rescue someone,” Lienhardt said.

The fire went to a 4th alarm due to the lack of water in the area.

The house sustained extensive damage. The cause of the blaze is under investigation.