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Sycamore attic fire injures one, causes $50K damage to home

SYCAMORE - A house fire in the attic of a Sycamore home on Illinois Route 64 Monday sent one to the hospital and caused about $50,000 worth of damage to the two-story house, according to Sycamore fire officials.

According to a news release from the Sycamore Fire Department, crews were called to the 6100 block of Route 64 about 5 a.m. Monday for reports of a structure fire. When firefighters arrived, they saw a fire in the attic of the two-story home.

Crews searched the house and area for occupants but found none. The house was ventilated from smoke after the flames were put out. Damages to the home are estimated to cost $50,000, with an additional $20,000 worth of damage for the contents inside the house.

One person was taken to Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital with injuries. Their condition was not released. No firefighters were injured, according to the release.

The cause of the fire hasn’t yet been determined, and still is under investigation, according to the Sycamore Fire Department.

Crews from DeKalb, Elburn, Batavia, Hampshire, Algonquin, Cortland, Genoa-Kingston, Maple Park, Kirkland, Marengo, Waterman, Malta and Burlington assisted, along with the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office and ComEd.