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McHenry house fire displaces residents

A McHenry house fire caused an estimated $100,000 of damage and displaced the residents who were home when the blaze ignited Saturday, fire officials say.

The McHenry Township Fire Protection District responded to the 5900 block of Tomlinson Drive for a report of a house on fire. When crews arrived, they saw flames on the outside of the house, spreading to the attic, according to a news release.

Firefighters made use of the Mutual Aid Box Alarm System to have water brought to the scene because the area does not have fire hydrants, according to the release.

The residents were home at the time of the fire and had working smoke detectors, the release stated. All residents made it out safely before officials arrived.

The McHenry Township Fire Protection District continues to investigate the cause of the fire.

The house has been deemed uninhabitable.

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