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No injuries after house fire in Harmony

Photo by Alex Vucha

Fire crews from Huntley and surrounding departments were called to battle a two-alarm fire at a home in Harmony Friday afternoon.

The Huntley Fire Protection District was called at 3:30 p.m. to 11516 South Grant Highway in Harmony, which is located west of Huntley, for a report of a house fire. When emergency crews arrived, fire and smoke was showing from the rear of the home.

A 2nd alarm was called through the Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS) which brought in numerous fire departments to help fight the fire.

Photo by Alex Vucha

Two residents escaped from the home before firefighters arrived. No residents or firefighters were injured in the fire.

Fire officials said that the fire was started after a resident had been trying to defrost frozen pipes with a torpedo heater. He tried to extinguish the fire with a garden hose but it started back up again.

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Fire crews cleared the scene at 7 p.m.


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