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Family loses home to $150K damage after Sunday morning fire on Hill Street in Sycamore

SYCAMORE – A Sycamore family’s home is deemed uninhabitable after $150,000 worth of damage due to a fire that began shortly before midnight and continued into early Sunday morning.

According to a news release from the Sycamore Fire Department, crews were called around 11:58 p.m. Saturday to the 600 block of Hill Street for a reported structure fire, and upon arrival, found heavy fire coming from the deck in the back of the home and extending vertically into the attic.

Crews worked the fire with a large hand line from the outside first, then entered the home to fight the fire on the inside and search for occupants. The fire was under control by 12:30 a.m. Sunday, though crews remained on scene for 90 more minutes to assess damage.

There were no reported injuries to residents or firefighters during the incident, though the home’s roof was several damaged from flames and heat, along with the home’s second floor, including water damage. The first floor and basement level were damaged from smoke and water, and in total, fire investigators estimated the damage to be $150,000. The building was subsequently deemed uninhabitable and the home’s residents were relocated, according to the release.

The Sycamore Fire Department was assisted by DeKalb, Genoa-Kingston, Elburn, Malta, Kirkland, Somonauk, Maple Park, Burlington Fire Departments. Also assisting were Sycamore Police Department, Com-ed and NICOR.

The case of the fire is still under investigation.

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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