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Article updated: 5/25/2013 11:28 AM

Fire damages rural Tower Lakes home

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No one was injured in a fire that began about 8:40 p.m. Friday in the attic of a three-story, single-family residence in rural Tower Lakes.

The residents of the home located in the 200 block of West Lake Shore Drive had exited the building by the time Wauconda firefighters arrived, according to a news release from the Wauconda Fire District.


Because of the rural location, no fire hydrants were available, meaning firefighters had to bring in water to extinguish the blaze, which took about 30 minutes to control and required 3,500 gallons of water, a fire department spokesman said.

The cause of the fire, which resulted in about $200,000 in damage, remained under investigation Saturday.

Members of the Lake Zurich, Cary, Nunda, Fox River Grove, McHenry, Barrington, Libertyville, Grayslake, Countryside, Long Grove, Palatine, Buffalo Grove and Lake Villa fire departments assisted in combating the blaze, fire officials said.

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