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PHOTO UPDATE: Fire Takes Historic Home in 300 Block of South First Street

Downtown traffic was snarled as area departments reported to a house fire in Geneva's Historic District.

Multiple fire departments, emergency personnel and police reported to a house fire around 2:20 p.m. Friday, July 20, in the 300 block of South First Street in Geneva.

The interior of a home in Geneva's Historic District appeared to have been badly burned. Windows were broken and firefighters rested under a shade tree at around 2:40 p.m. after battling the fire and smoke.

First Street (Route 31), Second Street, Franklin Street and other side streets were blocked by police and fire vehicles. A Tri-Com scanner report said the fire was officially out by 2:52 p.m. Friday, but that was unconfirmed at the time of this article.

Geneva Patch will follow up when information is made available by official sources.

Beth Bales July 20, 2012 at 10:43 PM
Well, that sure explains why traffic was extremely congested on State Street!
Amy King July 21, 2012 at 05:15 AM
You're worried about being inconvenienced by traffic when someone's house is burning down?!
John Perdikus July 21, 2012 at 01:59 PM
Where does it say she was worried?
Beth Bales July 22, 2012 at 02:01 PM
Amy, not at all. But if traffic is tied up for many blocks in both directions, you get to First and State and discover Kane County emergency workers blocking the road, you DO wonder what's going on.
Anthony July 22, 2012 at 02:46 PM
Beth's statement simply says it 'explains why traffic was extremely congested' nothing more.
cindy stauffer July 23, 2012 at 09:11 PM
Amy needs to take a chill pill

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