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Overnight fire damages Algonquin home

Published: Thursday, May 29, 2014 8:33 a.m.CDT

ALGONQUIN –A fire that started just before midnight Wednesday caused about $50,000 in damage to an Algonquin home.

The Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District was called at 11:40 p.m. Wednesday for a fire on the deck of the home at 345 Crestwood Court, according to a news release from the district.

When they got their, crews found smoke coming from the back of the single-story home. The homeowner had been fighting the fire with a garden hose in the meantime, the release said.

Firefighters put the fire out by 11:58 p.m. and remained on scene until about 2 a.m.

Nobody was injured in the blaze.

Algonquin-Lake in the Hills received help from departments from Huntley, Carpentersville, Barrington-Countryside, Crystal Lake and Fox River Grove.

The Illinois State Fire Marshall assisted with the investigation, which is ongoing, the release said.

–Shawn Shinneman

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