House fire near Wauconda causes $50,000 in damage

By Katie Smith
Daily Herald correspondent
Updated 10/21/2017 6:33 PM

None were injured Saturday during a fire started in the attic of a single-story Wauconda home, officials say.

A neighbor reported the fire at 12:45 p.m. on the 5000 block of Little Drive in unincorporated McHenry County, according to a news release from the Wauconda Fire District.


When firefighters arrived, there was visible, heavy smoke coming from the attic, the release said.

No one was inside the home when the fire started. A dog in the house escaped without injuries and is staying with a neighbor, officials said.

The fire was out in 15 minutes and caused about $50,000 in damage, rendering the home uninhabitable, officials said.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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