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Fire that began outside Woodstock home spreads into residence

Damage estimated to cost roughly $5,000

What started as an exterior fire spread inside a Woodstock home early Saturday morning, causing thousands of dollars in estimated damage. The residence, in the 300 block of Highland Avenue, appeared to have damage to siding on its rear corner.
What started as an exterior fire spread inside a Woodstock home early Saturday morning, causing thousands of dollars in estimated damage. The residence, in the 300 block of Highland Avenue, appeared to have damage to siding on its rear corner.

WOODSTOCK — What started as an exterior fire spread inside a Woodstock home early Saturday morning, causing thousands of dollars in estimated damage.

Woodstock firefighters responded just before 2 a.m. Saturday to the 300 block of Highland Avenue in Woodstock for a reported fire, Woodstock Fire Capt. Karen Bush said.

When first responders arrived, they spotted flames outside the home and were able to contain the blaze within about 10 minutes.

"It got inside a little bit, but it was manageable," Bush said.

No one was injured in the incident, and fire investigators were still looking into what caused it later Saturday morning.

Bush said the flames wreaked an estimated $5,000 in damage.

The home appeared to have damage to the siding on a rear corner Saturday morning, and some bricks were charred.

Firefighters from Union, Marengo, Wonder Lake, Huntley and Harvard also responded to assist Woodstock firefighters on the scene.

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