Woman critically injured in Lake Barrington Shores fire

Crews found heavy smoke coming from a bedroom on the second floor, officials said. The fire was under control about 40 minutes later.

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A Lake Barrington Shores woman was critically injured Nov. 29, 2019, in a house fire.

A Lake Barrington Shores woman was critically injured Nov. 29, 2019, in a house fire.

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A Lake Barrington woman was critically injured Friday when her home caught fire in the northwest suburb.

The Wauconda Fire District responded to the blaze about 4:45 a.m. in the 1100 block of Oak Hill Road in the Lake Barrington Shores community, Wauconda fire officials said.

When firefighters arrived, they found the occupants, including a woman with significant burn injuries, officials said. The woman was taken to Good Shepard Hospital in critical condition.

Crews found heavy smoke coming from a bedroom on the second floor, officials said. The fire was under control about 40 minutes later.

A dog was also rescued and taken to a veterinarian for treatment, officials said. Total property damage is expected to be about $125,000.

While the cause of the fire has not been determined, officials said, it is believed to be accidental.

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