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updated: 5/24/2014 10:25 PM

Fire leaves Naperville home uninhabitable

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Daily Herald report

A fire swept through the roof of a Naperville home Saturday afternoon and caused an estimated $150,000 in damage, authorities said.

The blaze started after roofers used a torch to apply tar on the roof of the home on the 1200 block of Whitingham Circle, the Naperville Fire Department said in a news release.

A resident called 911 about 3:14 p.m. to report the fire.

Nearly 25 fire personnel and 10 pieces of fire apparatus were called to the home. On the way, crews received a report that the fire had been extinguished.

The first arriving units confirmed the residents were safely out of the home, the release stated.

The fire was brought under control within 10 minutes.

Most of the fire was contained to the attic and roof, causing minor smoke damage on the second floor.

An inspector from Naperville's Transportation, Engineering and Development department deemed the building uninhabitable until repairs could be made.

Units from Bolingbrook,

Lisle-Woodridge and Warrenville fire departments provided coverage at Naperville's stations during the blaze.

There were no reported injuries.

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