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Article updated: 2/17/2013 9:27 PM

No injuries in Palatine house fire


A Sunday morning house fire in Palatine was extinguished quickly and without any injuries, officials said.

The Palatine Fire Department responded to a house fire in the 600 block of East Thornhill Lane at 11:35 a.m. Sunday, according to a news release. The fire was reported by neighbors who saw fire and smoke coming out of a second-floor window.

Firefighters were on the scene within four minutes, according to the release.

The residents were not home at the time of the fire, which was quickly extinguished and under control within seven minutes of the fire department's arrival, officials said.

The fire was contained to an open office area and hallway on the second floor, but considerable smoke damage has caused the entire second floor of the home to be uninhabitable.

Damage to the home was estimated at $40,000, officials said.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation by the Palatine Fire Department.

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