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A passenger vehicle was severely damaged by fire December 28 in the 600 block of N 1st ST on the City’s west side.
The Geneva Fire Department responded to the incident at approximately 9:17 a.m. for an initial report of boxes, and possibly a vehicle, on fire in the driveway of the residence.
On arrival, firefighters found the family’s vehicle and a large pile of discarded cardboard boxes from an on-going home renovation well-involved in fire in the driveway approximately eight feet from the garage. The occupants of the home were able to safely evacuate, along with several construction workers on site at the time. The fire did not extend into the home.
No one was injured while fighting the fire.
The family’s vehicle did sustain major damage, however the home’s exterior sustained only minor heat and smoke damage. Exact damage estimates still are being compiled. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
Firefighters from the Batavia, St. Charles, and Elburn fire departments provided assistance to Geneva at the scene, while a unit from West Chicago filled in at Geneva’s headquarters fire station.