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posted: 3/10/2012 4:46 PM

Zion fire causes $35,000 in damage but no injuries

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No one was hurt Friday in a fire that caused about $35,000 in damage to a Zion home, authorities said Saturday.

Crews responded at 6:05 p.m. to a 911 call on the 3900 block of Foxglove Drive. Firefighters said heavy smoke and fire were visible from the front of the home when they arrived.

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"A fast attack from the initial arriving fire engine held the fire in check until other fire companies arrived to tackle the task of the fire in the void spaces of the home," Zion Battalion Chief Eric Troy said in a news release.

Firefighters cleared the scene after about two hours. They estimated damage to the front of the home, an overhang, and second-floor bedrooms at $35,000.

Authorities said the home was temporarily uninhabitable and arrangements were made to assist the homeowners until repairs are completed. One occupant was home when the fire broke out but escaped injury, firefighters said.

The cause of the blaze remained under investigation.

Assisting at the scene were rescue crews from Beach Park, Gurnee, Newport Township, Waukegan and Winthrop Harbor.

Officials reminded residents to put fresh batteries in their smoke and carbon monoxide detectors this weekend when they change their clocks for Daylight Saving Time.

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