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updated: 4/23/2014 10:18 AM

Fire causes $400,000 damage to Hoffman Estates home

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The cause of a fire that caused an estimated $400,000 damage to a Hoffman Estates home Tuesday afternoon remains under investigation, fire officials said Wednesday.

The fire caused minor injury to an occupant who was treated at the scene of the two-story, single-family home on the 5000 block of Lichfield Drive, according to the Hoffman Estates Fire Department.

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Firefighters received the call at 4:02 p.m. Tuesday and arrived four minutes later to find the rear exterior of the house burning, with flames spreading to the inside living and attic areas. The fire was extinguished by 4:25 p.m.

In addition to 32 Hoffman Estates firefighters, automatic aid was provided by Streamwood and Palatine Rural personnel. Mutual aid for station coverage was provided by the Elgin, Elk Grove Village, Barrington and Hanover Park fire departments.

The house had working smoke detectors which alerted the occupants to the fire, but not a residential sprinkler system, firefighters said.

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