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McHenry fire causes $25,000 in damages

Published: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 9:08 p.m. CDT • Updated: Thursday, April 3, 2014 10:34 a.m. CDT

McHENRY – A fire Wednesday that left a McHenry home uninhabitable is still under investigation but not considered suspicious, said Rudy Horist, deputy chief for the McHenry Township Fire Protection District.

At 3:12 p.m. Wednesday, fire crews responded to 3007 W. Emily Lane for smoke showing from the roof vents and eves of the one-story wood frame structure.According to a news release from McHenry Township Fire Protection District, the fire appeared to start in the rear exterior wall of the residence.

Horist said there was roughly $25,000 of damage to the property and contents but no one was injured in the blaze. He said the property owner was there at the time of the fire.There was extensive fire, smoke and water damage throughout the house.

Fire crews brought the blaze under control in 27 minutes.

Wauconda and Wonder Lake fire departments assisted.

– Northwest Herald

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