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No injuries after fire spreads through attic of Highland Park home

Firefighters work to control a house fire in the 400 block of Groveland Avenue in Highland Park early Friday morning. | Photo: North Shore Updates.

No injuries were reported after a fire broke out in the attic of a Highland Park home and spread quickly early New Year’s Day.

The Highland Park Fire Department responded around 2:10 a.m. Friday to the 400 block of Groveland Avenue for a report of a structure fire.

Highland Park Deputy Fire Chief Joe Schrage said that the homeowner was home at the time of the blaze and heard sounds coming from above their bedroom.

Firefighters arrived and found smoke showing from the roof of a two-story single-family residence.

Schrage said the fire was in the attic and firefighters began extinguishing the blaze before realizing there was additional fire further back in the attic.

Firefighters work to control a house fire in the 400 block of Groveland Avenue in Highland Park early Friday morning. | Photo: North Shore Updates.

Flames and smoke became visible from the roofline of the home as firefighters worked to contain it.

The home sustained heavy water damage and the residents were placed in a hotel, Schrage said. A damage estimate was not immediately available.

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No injuries to firefighters or the occupants of the house were reported.

Firefighters from Northbrook, Deerfield-Bannockburn, Libertyville, Lake Forest, Countryside, Lincolnshire-Riverwoods and Northfield also responded to the scene.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation by the Highland Park Fire Department.