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Vernon Hills oven fire causes $50K in damages

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An oven fire Saturday afternoon in north suburban Vernon Hills caused an estimated $50,000 in damages, fire officials said.

Firefighters responding to the blaze about 4 p.m. at a two-story, multi-family home in the 900 block of Ann Arbor Lane in Vernon Hills found heavy smoke and fire in the kitchen area, according to a statement from the Countryside Fire Protection District.

The fire started in the oven while a resident was cooking, fire officials said. A smoke detector went off and everyone got out of the building safely.

The blaze was under control within 15 minutes and was contained to the kitchen, fire officials said. The unit was inhabitable and the residents were assisted by the American Red Cross.

Fire officials estimated damages at $50,000, fire officials said.