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No injuries in Kinsman house fire

MORRIS — A fire caused about $200,000 in damages to a Kinsman home Sunday, but everyone inside escaped before being injured, fire officials said.

Morris Fire Protection & Ambulance District and 10 other fire companies responded to the structure fire at 120 W. Indian Trail Road in Kinsman at about 10:51 p.m. Sunday.

Upon arrival, responders discovered a fire on the rear porch entrance had spread to the attic.

Until fire crews arrived, a Grundy County Sheriff's deputy and the homeowner used a garden hose to prevent the flames from spreading.

"The cooperative actions of the homeowner and the Grundy deputy was able to contain the spread of the fire until fire apparatus arrived,” Morris Fire Chief Tracey Steffes said in a release.

The home's occupants were woken up by the flickering of flames through their windows when the fire began. They called emergency crews shortly thereafter. The occupants evacuated the house with no injuries, Steffes reported.

The Grundy County deputy was treated on the scene for minor smoke inhalation.

The incident was investigated by MABAS Division 15 fire investigators, comprised of members from the Troy, Coal City, Mazon and Kinsman fire departments. 

MABAS ruled the cause of fire to be undetermined, but not suspicious in nature.

Minooka, Coal City, Lisbon, Seneca, Gardner, Mazon, Wilmington, Braidwood, Channahon, and Elwood Fire Units and Grundy County Emergency Management Agency also assisted at the scene.

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