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updated: 3/5/2014 11:42 PM

Dryer blamed for St. Charles townhouse fire

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Firefighters believe a clothes dryer sparked a townhouse fire Wednesday night on the 800 block of Pheasant Trail in St. Charles.

According to a news release, St. Charles firefighters responded to a resident's 911 call to find a blaze in a second-floor utility room at 9:09 p.m. They extinguished the fire in about 20 minutes, preventing it from spreading to the rest of the townhouse.

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The resident of the unit was out of the home by the time firefighters arrived and was not injured.

Firefighters estimated the damage at $30,000.

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