Excerpts from the DailyHerald.com:

A neighbor reported the fire at 12:45 p.m. Saturday on the 5000 block of Little Drive in unincorporated McHenry County, according to a news release from the Wauconda Fire District.

When firefighters arrived, there was visible, heavy smoke coming from the attic. No one was inside the home when the fire started. A dog in the house escaped without injuries and is staying with a neighbor..

The fire was out in 15 minutes and caused about $50,000 in damage, rendering the home uninhabitable.