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Firefighters limit damage in Algonquin house fire

Published: Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014 2:47 p.m. CDT • Updated: Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014 10:41 p.m. CDT

ALGONQUIN – Firefighters from the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District limited damage to the basement of an Algonquin home that caught fire late Friday.

Firefighters responded to a fire at 2141 Cumberland Parkway in Algonquin at 9:08 p.m. Friday to find smoke in the residence and a fire in the basement, according to a news release from the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District.

Upon entering the residence, the alarm was upgraded to receive assistance from Carpentersville and Fox River Grove fire departments. The fire was extinguished in less than 10 minutes and damage was contained to the basement.

The homeowner was not in the residence at the time of the fire.

No damage estimates were available immediately and the cause of the fire is still under investigation. Crews remained on scene until midnight securing the home.

– Northwest Herald

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