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Fire causes $150,000 damage to St. Charles home

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Daily Herald report

An early morning fire Sunday in the kitchen of a St. Charles home caused an estimated $150,000 in damage, but residents were able to escape unharmed, authorities said.

The St. Charles Fire Department responded at 4:33 a.m. to the fire at 1723 Howard St. and were successful in stopping its spread before it extended to the rest of the house, officials said. Firefighters cleared the scene by 7:21 a.m. after completing overhaul operations and conducting the fire investigation

The fire was caused by combustible materials left on a stove top, authorities said.

All five occupants inside the home at the time of the fire were able to exit the home safely and no firefighters were injured. One of the residents called 911 upon exiting the structure, according to the fire department.

The loss is estimated at $100,000 to the structure and $50,000 contents, the fire department reported.

The St. Charles Fire Department was assisted by the Geneva, Batavia and South Elgin fire departments. The Elburn Fire Department provided coverage while St. Charles units were fighting the fire.

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