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Extra-Alarm Fire Rages At House In Hampshire

HAMPSHIRE, Ill. (CBS) -- An extra-alarm fire raged Tuesday morning at a house in the town of Hampshire in northwestern Kane County.

Crews were called to the fire near Illinois Route 72 and Brier Hill Road around 5:20 a.m.., according to a firefighter who answered at the Hampshire Fire Department station.

The fire was still raging, and had been raised to a fourth alarm as of about 6:30 a.m., the firefighter said. Crews from neighboring suburbs are assisting.

Dispatch reports indicate the flames had fully consumed a house.

There was no word immediately on injuries.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.


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