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Gold Pyramid House may be demolished, rebuilt after fire

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The owners of the Gold Pyramid House in Wadsworth said that the house may have to be demolished and rebuilt after fire and water damage was estimated at $3 million.

The Gold Pyramid House, which is located on the far northeast side of Lake County at 37921 North Dilleys Road in Wadsworth, caught fire around 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Fire crews arrived and found heavy smoke from two floors of the pyramid shaped house. A second alarm was requested using the Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS), which brought in fire departments from around the county to help fight the fire.

Photo by Lake and McHenry County Scanner

It was initially reported that the owner of the home, Jim Onan, who has dementia and is wheelchair bound, was trapped in the house. A caretaker and firefighters assisted him out of the home.

The Gold Pyramid House is a six-story tall home shaped like a pyramid. Fire officials estimated the damage at $3 million.

Spokeswoman Yolanda Fierro said that if the owners of the home decide to demolish it, they will replace it with a pyramid bigger and better than the original one. Only a couple of the rooms in the house actually suffered fire damage but the water used to extinguish the fire is what caused a majority of the damage.

Five firefighters suffered minor injuries during the blaze. According to ABC7 News, work was being done on the house when the fire started but officials have not yet confirmed that.

Photo by Lake and McHenry County Scanner

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