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updated: 4/15/2012 1:55 PM

Residents escape Round Lake fire, home left uninhabitable

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A fire burned through the rear of a two-story home in Round Lake Sunday morning, leaving the house uninhabitable.

Round Lake Fire Protection District Capt. Pat Walker said firefighters were called at about 7:15 a.m. to the 100 block of Wildflower Lane and found flames reaching to the home's second floor.

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Both residents home at the time got out safely and no firefighters sustained any injuries, Walker said.

Lake Villa Fire Department assisted in extinguishing the fire.

"It was controlled relatively easily," Walker said. "But there was smoke throughout the house."

The extent of the damage means residents will need to find other living arrangements at least for the near future.

Investigators are still working to determine a cause of the fire and estimate damages, but Walker said the blaze likely started near the first-floor living room.

Firefighters left the scene shortly before 9:30 a.m. Sunday.

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