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Structure Fire

3400 Block of Royal Fox Drive

The St. Charles Fire Department responded for the report of an appliance fire in a home located in the 3400 block of Royal Fox Drive at approximately 10:20 a.m. on April 16, 2024. The first unit arrived on scene and found heavy smoke from the second floor windows and eaves of the home. The alarm was then upgraded to a working structure fire. The homeowners were home at the time of the fire and were able to exit the home without injury prior to the Fire Department's arrival. Fire companies extinguished the fire within 30 minutes of arrival. Firefighters remained on scene checking for fire extension, conducting salvage and overhaul operations, extinguishing hot spots, and conducting the fire investigation until approximately 12:45 p.m.

The damage to the property and its contents was estimated at $135,000.000

The St. Charles Fire Department was assisted at this incident by the St. Charles Police Department, St. Charles EMA, and fire Departments from Geneva, Batavia, Elburn, West Chicago, North Aurora, and Fermilab. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

created Apr 17, 2024 updated Apr 25, 2024