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Rural Sycamore home destroyed by fire

Published: Monday, Jan. 20, 2014 2:11 p.m. CST • Updated: Monday, Jan. 20, 2014 11:52 p.m. CST
(Debbie Behrends -
Fire destroyed this vacant home at 28239 Pleasant Hill Road in rural Sycamore. A passerby reported the fire about 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014.

SYCAMORE — Authorities are investigating what sparked a fire that destroyed a vacant house at 28239 Pleasant Hill Road in rural Sycamore.

Ten departments responded about 7 p.m. Sunday, when a passerby reported the house was on fire, authorities said. The home was fully involved by the time firefighters from the Genoa-Kingston Fire Department arrived, according to a DeKalb County Sheriff's Department press release.

Genoa-Kingston called in assistance from Sycamore, Kirkland, DeKalb, Huntley, Hampshire, Boone County, Maple Park, Monroe Center and the Lynn-Scott-Rock fire departments.

Sheriff's police determined the house was unoccupied at the time. The fire is under investigation by the Genoa-Kingston Fire Department, DeKalb County Sheriff's Department and the state fire marshal's office.

Genoa-Kingston fire officials did not immediately return a call seeking more information Monday.

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