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Jogger alerts resident to McHenry house fire; home left uninhabitable

Firefighters responded about 6:15 a.m. Wednesday to a house fire in the 3600 block of Grand Avenue, McHenry.
Firefighters responded about 6:15 a.m. Wednesday to a house fire in the 3600 block of Grand Avenue, McHenry.

MCHENRY – A Wednesday morning fire left a McHenry home uninhabitable, according to a news release from McHenry Township Fire Protection District.

Firefighters responded about 6:15 a.m. to a house fire in the 3600 block of Grand Avenue, McHenry, according to the release. Flames were coming from second floor windows when crews arrived.

The fire was confined to two rooms on the second floor, and other areas of the house sustained smoke, heat and water damage, according to the release.

A jogger alerted the resident of the home that the house was on fire. No operational smoke detectors were found inside the residence, according to the release.

No one was injured in the fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation, and a damage estimate has not yet been determined, according to the release.

Police asked drivers to avoid a portion of Route 31 near the home for about two hours during rush hour because of the fire.

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