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updated: 5/11/2014 11:23 AM

Garage fire causes $250,000 damage to Hoffman Estates home

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Hoffman Estates fire officials are investigating a blaze that caused an estimated $250,000 damage to a home early Sunday morning.

Firefighters responded at 5:30 a.m. to a report of a car fire in the attached garage of a home in the 2100 block of Yale Circle, according to the Hoffman Estates Fire Department. When they arrived at 5:36 a.m., firefighters saw that the fire had spread to the living and attic areas of the residence.

There were no injuries reported. The occupants of the home, who were alerted by smoke detectors, were able to get out safely.

Firefighters stretched a hose line to the garage to begin extinguishing the main body of the fire. As additional personnel arrived, a second hose line was deployed inside the home. By 6:10 a.m., the fire was extinguished.

Firefighters said the home was equipped with a residential sprinkler system. Three sprinkler heads had been activated inside the home, preventing the fire from spreading further into the interior.

The fire department responded with 32 firefighting personnel, including four engines, one ladder truck, one rescue squad and four ambulances. Assistance was provided at the scene by the Streamwood Fire Department, and Elgin, Elk Grove, Barrington and Hanover Park fire departments provided coverage for Hoffman Estates fire stations.

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