Excerpts from Shawlocal.com:

The Huntley Fire Protection District responded about 6:15 p.m. Monday to a house in the 11800 block of Cape Code Lane and found smoke and fire from both the front and rear. The homeowner and their dog were able to get out of the building before firefighters arrived.

It took about 35 minutes to bring the fire under control. It was not known if the house had working smoke detectors.

Windy conditions are suspected to have caused the fire to spread quickly, and because of the risk for neighboring homes, the incident was upgraded.

The fire caused about $500,000 worth of damages, and the cause is under investigation.

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