No injuries in Glen Ellyn house fire

  • Homeowner Kevin Micklo looks over the extensive damage to his home on the 500 block of Dawes Avenue in Glen Ellyn. No one was injured in the early morning fire.

    Homeowner Kevin Micklo looks over the extensive damage to his home on the 500 block of Dawes Avenue in Glen Ellyn. No one was injured in the early morning fire. Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • Kevin Micklo watches while fire investigators look over extensive damage to his home on the 500 block of Dawes Avenue in Glen Ellyn.

    Kevin Micklo watches while fire investigators look over extensive damage to his home on the 500 block of Dawes Avenue in Glen Ellyn. Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • Fire investigators look over the extensive damage to a home on the 500 block of Dawes Avenue in Glen Ellyn.

    Fire investigators look over the extensive damage to a home on the 500 block of Dawes Avenue in Glen Ellyn. Mark Black | Staff Photographer

 
 
Updated 6/27/2011 3:36 PM

A Glen Ellyn house was seriously damaged Monday following an early morning fire, authorities said.

The two-story structure in the 500 block of Dawes Avenue was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived about 4:30 a.m. The homeowners were awakened by smoke detectors and escaped without injury, according to Craig Eldridge, spokesman for the Glen Ellyn Volunteer Fire Company.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

The fire was quickly extinguished, but the house sustained significant damage. Neighbors from next door also were evacuated as a precaution, officials said.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

A total of eight area fire departments assisted.