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West Chicago home uninhabitable after fire

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WEST CHICAGO, Ill. (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

A west suburban home that was undergoing renovations is uninhabitable after it caught fire Wednesday morning.

The blaze at the single family home on the corner of Oak and Wendall streets was reported a few minutes after 6 a.m., according to a release from the West Chicago Fire Protection District.

Firefighters found an "extensive fire" in the rear of the second floor that reached into the attic and above the garage, the release said.

The fire, which was complicated by the cold weather and icy conditions, was under control about an hour later, the release said.

The home was unoccupied because it was undergoing renovations, the release said. A firefighter stepped through a weakened section of the floor, but no injuries were reported.

The house sustained significant heat, smoke and water damage in the second floor and attic, and the home was deemed uninhabitable.

The DuPage County Fire Investigation Task Force along with the West Chicago police and fire departments are investigating the cause of the blaze.

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