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Structure Fire

1565 Independence Ct., St. Charles

The St. Charles Fire Department responded to a single-family home at 1565 Independence Court at approximately 10:46 am on Friday, October 21, 2022 for a report of fire in a residence. The first St. Charles fire unit arrived on the scene in less than four minutes and found moderate fire in the attic space above the attached garage. The firefighters worked to bring the fire under control in approximately ten minutes. The fire was contained to the residence and caused approximately $35,000 in damage to the structure and contents of the home. The home was unoccupied at the time of the fire. There was one minor firefighter injury and no civilian injuries at this incident. The residence remains inhabitable after this incident.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. The St. Charles Fire Department was assisted by the Geneva, Batavia, Elburn, West Chicago, South Elgin and North Aurora Fire Departments, as well as the St. Charles Police Department.

created Oct 26, 2022 updated Nov 03, 2022