Geneva fire causes minor injury, leaves house uninhabitable

 
 
Updated 6/5/2020 5:30 PM

A resident suffered a minor burn in a fire that left a Geneva house uninhabitable Friday morning, officials said.

Firefighters responded at 7:09 a.m. to the 1000 block of Garden Avenue, where a homeowner reported the house was filling with smoke, according to a fire department news release. Heavy flames were showing from the back of the house when crews arrived and began attacking the blaze, first from the exterior and then the interior.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

The family was able to escape, but one resident was treated on the scene for a minor injury and released, officials said.

The fire was brought under control in about 45 minutes and caused "significant" fire damage in the attic and second floor. The house, also damaged by smoke and water, was deemed uninhabitable. A damage estimate was not immediately available.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Geneva firefighters were assisted by crews from Batavia, St. Charles, Elburn, West Chicago, Fermilab and North Aurora, while South Elgin and Winfield covered Geneva's fire stations.

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