Fire Causes $400,000 in Damage to Chicago Home

A fire in a northwest Chicago suburban home uninhabitable and caused about $400,000 in damage, reports Chicago Sun-Times.

When firefighters got to the two-story, single family home, they found smoke and fire showing from the second floor. A primary search found it clear of the residents and three lines were used to bring the fire under control within about 15 minutes, officials said.

Extensive overhaul was required though, since the fire traveled to many concealed spaces throughout the home, and firefighters had to remove drywall in order to make sure that fire wasn’t hiding in these spaces, he said.

The initial loss estimate was $400,000. The home had working smoke detectors but was not equipped with a sprinkler system.

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