A late-night fire caused an estimated $200,000 damage to a house and its contents in the 6N900 block of Crestwood Drive in Campton Hills Thursday morning.
No one was home and no firefighters were injured. The cause is still under investigation.
Firefighters were called by neighbors at 1:27 a.m., according to Chief Greg Benson of the Fox River and Countryside Fire/Rescue District.
When firefighters arrived, the tri-level home had significant fire showing from the second story, and the flames had extended into the attic as well. The floor and roof in that area had collapsed. A lower-level family room and a bedroom were also burned.
There was a wood-burning stove in the family room, Benson said.
According to Kane County property tax records, the home has a fair cash value of $255,530. Campton Township records indicate it was built in 1979, is in the Briergate subdivision, and it sits on a one-acre lot. There are no hydrants in the area.
Firefighters from fire departments and districts in Bartlett, Pingree Grove, Burlington, South Elgin, West Chicago, Geneva, Elburn, St.
Charles, Hampshire and West Dundee were at the fire, and a Hanover Park support unit assisted with firefighter care.