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Morning fire damages Johnsburg home

Published: Friday, May 3, 2013 8:08 a.m. CST

JOHNSBURG – A Johnsburg home was damaged during a fire on Friday morning, according to the McHenry Township Fire Protection District.

Crews were called to the 1800 block of West May Avenue for a report of a structure fire at around 6 a.m., according to a news release. Firefighters arrived and found smoke coming from the second floor windows of a two-story home in that area.

A partially extinguished fire was later confined to a second-floor bedroom, the news release states. There was minor smoke damage throughout the second floor.

The damaged was estimated at about $9,000.

Residents at the home were treated and released for smoke inhalation at the scene.

A smoke detector alerted occupants of the fire, authorities said.

The fire is believed to have started accidentally.

The investigation is ongoing.

— Lawerence Synett

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