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Article updated: 3/30/2013 4:48 PM

Lake Zurich fire leaves family homeless

By James Fuller

A Lake Zurich woman may have saved her family from a fire that began while they were sleeping Saturday morning.

The woman, whom fire officials are not naming, arrived home from work shortly before 8:16 a.m. and noticed smoke filling the residence on the 100 block of Parkway Avenue. She quickly woke her sleeping family members and evacuated them, fire officials said.

Fire officials arrived on the scene at 8:19 a.m. Smoke was already visible from the front of the one-story single family home. Fire fighters eventually located the fire in the basement laundry room. It was extinguished by 8:37 a.m., but the resulting fire and smoke damage left the residence uninhabitable, fire officials said.

There were no injuries, though one resident fell while exiting the home and was evaluated at the scene.

Units from three other fire departments assisted. The cause is unknown and remains under investigation by the Lake Zurich Fire Rescue Department.

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