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updated: 5/19/2014 9:26 PM

Fire damages Arlington Heights home

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A fire did an estimated $100,000 in damage to a single-family home Monday morning in Arlington Heights.

A neighbor noticed smoke and flames coming from the home on the 300 block of South Windsor Drive at about 7:40 a.m., Arlington Heights Batallion Cmdr. Bill Essling said.

Firefighters, who were unsure if the home's elderly owner was inside, did a search of the two-story structure but later learned the man was at work, Essling said.

The fire, which started in the breezeway between the garage and the home, was contained to the breezeway, he said. However, smoke and heat extensively damaged the first floor of the home, Essling said, causing $100,000 in damage.

Nobody was injured while fighting the fire. Firefighters from Mount Prospect and Prospect Heights assisted.

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