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updated: 5/8/2014 9:55 PM

No injuries in house fire near St. Charles

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Firefighters were able to contain a fire to the attic of a two-story single family home Thursday afternoon near St. Charles, authorities said.

Crews were dispatched at 4:30 p.m. to the home on the 35W700 block of Bluff Drive, which is in an unincorporated area east of Route 31 and west of the Fox River.

It took firefighters about five minutes to extinguish the blaze once they arrived, according to Chief Greg Benson of the Fox River & Countryside Fire/Rescue District.

The homeowners had safely exited before firefighters arrived; no injuries were reported, officials said.

Damages were reported in the attic and second floor, where firefighters had to rip up drywall to extinguish the blaze, Benson said.

The home was not suitable for occupancy as of Thursday night, but the homeowners had made arrangements for temporary housing, officials said.

A cause of the fire was immediately unknown, and remained under investigation by the fire department.

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