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Article updated: 12/30/2012 9:14 PM

Fire damages Naperville home

By Sara Hooker

A fire Sunday afternoon displaced a Naperville family after causing an estimated $275,000 in damage to their home.

The Naperville Fire Department responded to a call at about 2:45 p.m. to a home in the 400 block of Douglas Avenue, where they could see thick smoke and fire coming from the third story.

Occupants of the home were able to escape uninjured, and firefighters brought the blaze under control within 30 minutes.

The majority of fire damage occurred on the third floor and in the attic, with significant water damage done to the second floor, said Naperville Fire Captain Gerry Budzynski.

"The cause of the fire is undetermined," Budzynski said. "It's still under investigation."

The building was deemed uninhabitable.

The extent of the fire and size of the home required additional help from nearby fire departments -- including Bolingbrook, Downers Grove and Lisle-Woodridge.

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