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Woodstock house fire leaves structure uninhabitable

Resident and dog in house were unharmed, according to the fire department

WOODSTOCK — A residence in Woodstock was left uninhabitable after a structure fire Friday morning. The resident and dog inside were able to escape unharmed.

Members of the Woodstock Fire/Rescue District at 8:03 a.m responded to the 100 block of Meadow Avenue for the reported fire, according to a news release.

When officers arrived on scene, they were able to confirm a working fire with smoke showing in the back of the single-story residence, according to the release. Engaging in an interior fire attack, firefighters extinguished the fire in 10 minutes.

Most of the fire was contained to a utility closet, according to the release, but the entire home sustained heavy smoke, heat and water damage.

Damage estimates are still being evaluated, according to the release.

At this time, the fire is believed to be accidental. The cause remains under investigation.

Cassie Buchman

Cassie Buchman

I cover Crystal Lake, Algonquin, Cary, Fox River Grove, Prairie Grove and Oakwood Hills for the Northwest Herald.