Jul 29, 2014
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Authorities Investigate Weekend Fire in Crystal Lake

Authorities Investigate Weekend Fire in Crystal Lake
A Crystal Lake family is without a home following a weekend fire at 62 Barberry Drive. 

The blaze was reported just before 5 p.m. on Saturday. When firefighters arrived, they found heavy fire and smoke coming from the back of the one-story, single-family home, according to a Crystal Lake Fire Department press release. 

No one was home at the time of the blaze, and no one was injured by the fire, according to the news release. 

It appears the blaze started in a detached garage that was close to the home and then spread to the residence. 

The heat from the garage fire caused siding to melt and windows to break in houses on either side of the fire. The fire was under control at 6:07 p.m. 

The initial damage estimate is $80,000 for the homes damaged by the fire.

The home where the fire started has been deemed uninhabitable. The occupants in houses on either side of the fire will be able to remain in their homes, according to the news release. 

The fire remains under investigation by the Crystal Lake Police Department, Crystal Lake Fire Department and the office of the State Fire Marshal.

Algonquin, Huntley, McHenry, Nunda Rural, Cary, Lakewood, East Dundee, Fox River Grove and Wonder Lake fire departments assisted with the blaze. 


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