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Fire rips through house in Geneva

Fire ripped through house Eagle Brook subdivisiGenevearly Tuesday morning.  |  LindGirardi~Sun-Times Media

Fire ripped through a house in the Eagle Brook subdivision in Geneva early Tuesday morning. | Linda Girardi~Sun-Times Media

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Updated: September 29, 2013 6:40AM

GENEVA — Geneva firefighters responded to an early morning house fire that caused significant damage to a home in the Eagle Brook subdivision.

Firefighters were called at around 1:26 a.m. Tuesday to the home at 1437 Pinto Court when a neighbor on Fargo Boulevard saw flames shooting out of the structure. The homes in the Eagle Brook subdivision front a golf course.

The homeowners were not home at the time, according to fire officials. The cause of the fire has not yet been determined.

Fire officials said the initial units on the scene found the first and second floors of the home fully engulfed in flames and fire was coming through the roof.

The fire was under control in about 20 minutes. Fire officials said a damage estimate has not yet been determined, but the structure did suffer significant fire and water damage.

Firefighters from Batavia, Elburn, St. Charles, West Chicago, Fermilab and North Aurora assisted on the scene. The South Elgin and Winfield Fire departments provided apparatus and manpower to staff both of Geneva’s fire stations until firemen returned to quarters.

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