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Fire causes $350,000 damage to home near St. Charles

Published: Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013 1:54 p.m. CDT • Updated: Monday, Jan. 14, 2013 5:32 a.m. CDT

Firefighters continue to investigate a blaze that caused $350,000 in damage to a two-story house at 5N353 Crane Road near St. Charles on Saturday morning.

There were no injures in the fire, according to the Fox River and Countryside Fire/Rescue District. Firefighters arrived on the scene at 11:52 a.m., and had the fire under control at 12:59 p.m.

When firefighters arrived on the scene, they found the house engulfed in fire, with heavy flames on its front and side, according to a press release. The house was set back with limited access, and the area is not served by fire hydrants, the district stated.

The first crews on the scene deplyed a handline for attacking the fire and established a tanker for shuttling the water. Because of concerns about the structure's stability, crews were limited to exterior operations, the press release stated.

The fire caused extensive damage throughout the home, its roof and flooring. Fire departments from South Elgin, Pingree Grove, Elburn, Burlington, Batavia, St. Charles, Sugar Grove as well as personnel from the Kane County Sheriff's Department, Kane County Office of Emergency Management also assisted the Fox River and Countryside Fire/Rescue District.

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