Firefighters rescue woman from fire in Algonquin home with ‘hoarder-like conditions’

A woman was air-lifted from a fire in serious condition Thursday after crews found her in a home with “hoarder-like conditions” in northwest suburban Algonquin.

Crews were dispatched to a fire about 3 p.m. in the first block of Alice Lane, according to a statement from the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District.

Firefighters removed the woman from the home about 20 minutes later after battling heavy smoke, fire and “hoarder-like conditions,” according to the statement. She was taken to Northwestern Huntley Hospital with life-threatening injuries, and was airlifted to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood.

The Daily Herald reported the victim was a woman in her 50s or 60s. A spokesman for the fire protection district did not immediately return a request for comment.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, according to the statement.