MORTON — A fire Thursday night caused an estimated $75,000 in damage to a home near Morton High School.
Morton Fire Chief Joe Kelley said the blaze at 505 E. Tyler St., about two blocks north of Jackson Street (U.S. Route 150), started in the attic of the two-story home, but the cause remains under investigation.
"The fire spread to a lot of hidden spaces, so it was difficult to get to," Kelley said.
The home's second floor, attic and roof sustained the most damage. Kelley said the first floor had smoke and water damage.
There were no injuries. A family of four that lives in the residence was not home at the time of the fire.
"We were able to get their two cats out alive," Kelley said.
Deer Creek firefighters assisted Morton firefighters in putting out the blaze, which was reported at 10:52 p.m.
Kelley said vinyl siding at a home at 509 E. Tyler St. was damaged by the heat of the fire next door.
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