Wheaton family displaced by house fire

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A west suburban house fire left a Wheaton family displaced form their home on Tuesday afternoon.

Crews responded at 12:52 p.m. to the blaze at a home in the 100 block of Madison Avenue, according to a statement from Wheaton Fire Chief Bill Schultz.

The fire had spread from the basement to the first floor, and it took about 30 minutes for firefighters to extinguish it, Schultz said. No one was hurt.

The house sustained extensive smoke and water damage, officials said.

Damage estimates weren’t immediately available, but the home was rendered uninhabitable, officials said.

The cause of the fire was unknown as of Wednesday morning.

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