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McHenry home deemed uninhabitable after overnight fire

Damage estimated to be $50,000

McHENRY – It took two dozen McHenry firefighters with help from other fire departments to extinguish an overnight residential fire Wednesday in McHenry.

The McHenry Township Fire Protection District responded about
11:40 p.m. Wednesday to the 6700 block of Waterford Drive in McHenry for a report of a fire in a home, according to a news release from the district.

Emergency responders arrived within four minutes and found that part of the rear of the building was on fire. The flames spread to the inside of the home, but the fire was put out in about 10 minutes, according to the release.

The home was deemed uninhabitable because of its smoke and water damage, which was estimated at $50,000. No occupants of the home or firefighters were injured, and McHenry police and firefighters are investigating the fire’s cause. It is known that it started at a back rear corner of the building.

Twenty-four McHenry firefighters responded to the fire along with aid from Wonder Lake, Crystal Lake and McHenry police.

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