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Fire engulfs home on Mason St. in DeKalb

DeKALB ­ Fire officials say a blaze engulfed a single-family home in the 1200 block of Mason Street early Tuesday and left a family displaced.

DeKalb fire crews were called to the home shortly before 2:30 a.m. and arrived to find a rapidly advancing fire in the home, according to a news release from the DeKalb Fire Department.

The fire was coming from the rear of the home, and caused $275,000 worth of damage. The cause of the fire is under investigation, but it has been ruled accidental, the release shows.

Crews searched the home for people, but found none and determined the family was able to escape safely. Firefighters worked to limit damage to nearby homes, the release shows. It took an hour and a half to bring the fire under control, the release shows.

Fire investigators went through the home to try and see if they could restore any property; however, the home was condemned, the release shows.

Firefighters from Burlington, Cortland, Genoa-Kingston, Kaneville, Malta, Maple Park, Rochelle, Shabbona, Sycamore and Waterman fire departments assisted.

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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