50°FFairFull Forecast

Sycamore firefighters douse house fire

(Jeff Engelhardt – jengelhardt@shawmedia.com)
Firefighters enter the house at 1311 Everett St. in Sycamore after responding to a fire at 12:55 p.m. Tuesday.

Firefighters responded to a call at 12:55 p.m. Tuesday at 1311 Everett St. in Sycamore and found light smoke showing at the rear of the home.

Sycamore Assistant Fire Chief Marc Doty said there was a first-floor fire that took roughly 10 minutes to contain.

The fire was accidental and started in the home’s kitchen, with damage to the home and contents estimated at a combined $150,000, according to a news release from the Sycamore Fire Department.

The American Red Cross was assisting the family. Firefighters from the DeKalb and Cortland fire departments assisted Sycamore. Genoa-Kingston Fire/Rescue staffed Sycamore Station 1 during the fire.


Get breaking and town-specific news sent to your phone. Sign up for text alerts from the Daily Chronicle.


Reader Poll

Do you know someone who has been affected by breast cancer?