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Hebron fire severely damages home, pickup truck

Damages estimated at $87K after blaze in Hebron Township

HEBRON – A home and a pickup truck were severely damaged Thursday night when a fire engulfed the two in Hebron Township.

The Hebron-Alden-Greenwood Fire Protection District, along with automatic aid departments from Harvard, Richmond, Spring Grove, Wonder Lake, Woodstock and Linn, Wisconsin, responded just before midnight Thursday to the 9400 block of Burgett Road for a report of a residence and a truck on fire, according to a news release from the Hebron-Alden-Greenwood Fire Protection District.

One homeowner and a dog were able to safely exit the house; home smoke detectors alerted them of the blaze.

“The smoke detectors are credited with the safe escape of the home,” the release stated.

Because there were no water hydrants in the area, more aid was called from surrounding fire departments. The fire was extinguished in about 35 minutes, but firefighters were at the scene until 3 a.m. ensuring everything was out.

Damage was estimated to cost $87,000, according to the release. The Hebron-Alden-Greenwood Fire Protection District and the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office continue to investigate the cause of the fire.

Fire departments from Fox Lake, McHenry and Lake Geneva, Twin Lakes, Randall, Wisconsin, also responded to the scene. Fontana, Wisconsin, and Marengo provided coverage at the Hebron station. Mercy Health field physician MD-1 and the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office provided additional assistance.

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