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updated: 7/5/2014 9:07 PM

Fire causes $275,000 in damage to Long Grove home

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Firefighters from more than a dozen departments used 4,000 galloons of water to put out a Long Grove house fire over the Fourth of July, authorities said Saturday.

Long Grove Fire Protection District was called about 9:15 p.m. Friday on a report of bedroom fire in a two-story house on the 5400 block of Tall Oaks Drive, according to a new release.

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Before firefighters arrived, a Lake County deputy sheriff went into the home and told the residents to evacuate.

The first firefighters found heavy fire shooting out of the roof and attic, the news release said. Crews put out the blaze about 10 p.m. after bringing in extra manpower and equipment.

The fire was contained to part of the roof and attic, but smoke and water damaged the home's two floors.

Authorities pegged the cost of the damage at $275,000. No injuries were reported.

Long Grove is still investigating the cause.

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