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Stove fire causes $150,000 damage to St. Charles home

Published: Sunday, March 9, 2014 3:02 p.m. CDT

ST. CHARLES – Combustible materials left on a stove sparked a fire that caused an estimated $150,000 in damage to a home at 1723 Howard St. early Sunday morning.

No one was injured in the fire. All five occupants were able to escape safely, according to a press release from the St. Charles Fire Department. One of the residents called 911 upon exiting the house.

Firefighters arrived at the scene at 4:37 a.m. and found a fire in the kitchen. The fire was extinguished in about 30 minutes and firefighters were successful in stopping the fire before it spread to the rest of the house.

Damage is estimated at $100,000 to the house and $50,000 to its contents. St. Charles firefighters were assisted by Batavia, Geneva and South Elgin fire departments.

The Elburn Fire Department provided coverage while St. Charles firefighters were fighting the fire.

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