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.