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Monday, May 12, 2008

No one injured in Sharon fire

A fire in the village of Sharon destroyed an attached garage and damaged a house Saturday, but no one was injured, Sharon Fire Chief Mark Rousch reported.

Steve Zellmer
Fire serverely damaged this Sharon home Saturday morning, May 10, 2008.
Firefighters from both sides of the state line were called to help battle the blaze.

Firefighters were called at 11:08 a.m. to 233 Center Street in the village.

When they arrived, the garage was fully involved. The fire spread to the house around 11:20 a.m., but that fire was quickly put out, Rousch reported.

Firefighters had been told someone might have been in the house, but the occupant was later contacted at his workplace.

The garage was a total loss. A damage estimate for the house was not immediately determined.

Sharon received assistance from fire or rescue units from Walworth, Darien, Clinton, Fontana, Town of Linn, Delavan and Elkhorn. From Illinois, assistance came from Harvard, North Boone District 3 and Capron.

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