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posted: 12/7/2012 9:44 PM

No one hurt in Fox Lake fire

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No injuries were reported following a fire at a two-story single family home in Fox Lake Friday morning, authorities said.

Emergency crews responded to the report of a fire at 11 a.m. on the 0-100 block of South Maple Avenue, according to Battalion Chief Ed Lescher of the Fox Lake Fire Protection District.

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The fire, which started on the first floor, was extinguished, and crews were able to leave the scene by 2 p.m. No one was home at the time of the fire, Lescher said.

Though a damage estimate wasn't available, Lescher said much of the house was left uninhabitable, and the Red Cross was called in for assistance, he said.

A cause of the fire isn't yet known, as authorities continue their investigation.

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