The St. Charles Fire Department responded to a residence on Whittington Course at approximately 3 am for a report of a smoke in a building. The first St. Charles fire engine arrived on the scene in under 4 minutes and found smoke and active fire inside the house. The incident was upgraded to a General Alarm. The firefighters worked to bring the fire under control in approximately 15 minutes. The fire was contained to the contents involved upon arrival with fire damage to the contents estimated at $10,000. Two occupants were home at the time of the fire.
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