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updated: 5/19/2014 1:30 PM

Suspicious fire damages vacant Vernon Hills home

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No one was injured in a house fire early Monday on the 1000 block of Royal Oak Drive in Vernon Hills, authorities say.

The fire was reported about 1:45 a.m. in a vacant house. Firefighters responding to the scene encountered flames in the garage area and had the blaze under control in about 30 minutes.

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The fire was suspicious and is under investigation, Countryside Fire Protection District officials said. Damage was estimated at $200,000.

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