Morning fire damages Round Lake business

An early morning fire at an insulation company in Round Lake took an hour and a half to contain and caused damage to the building estimated at $ 150,000.

Grand Round Lake Fire Protection District officials said they were alerted to the Magna Drive 700 block fire by an alarm system inside the building just before 12:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Upon arrival, the firefighters encountered thick smoke and an activated sprinkler system. The building was unoccupied at the time.

Fire crews declared the fire at 2 a.m. and remained on site until around 5:30 a.m. No injuries were reported.

Thirteen neighboring fire departments assisted Grand Round Lake firefighters, according to the Fire District.

The building’s fire alarm and extinguishing systems worked as expected and helped to minimize damage to the business and prevent it from spreading, officials said.