Sycamore Fire Department Investigating August 1st Fire

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Incident:  On August 1, 2018 at 1822 hours the Sycamore Fire Department was dispatched to 1515 Brickville Road for a report of an electrical outlet smoking that was filling the house up with smoke.  The fire was brought under control approximately twenty minutes after dispatch. Crews remained on scene for short period of time doing overhaul operations.

The fire appears to have started in the 2nd story of the west side of the structure and the damage from the fire is estimated to be approximately $20,000 to structure and contents.

Injuries:  There were no injuries to firefighters or residents.

Assistance at Scene:  The fire went to the General alarm level and assistance was received from the DeKalb, Elburn, Genoa, Cortland and Burlington Fire Departments. The DeKalb County Sheriff’s department also assisted.

Cause: The cause of the fire is undetermined pending further investigation.

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