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ST. CHARLES, Ill. (STMW) - A firefighter was injured battling a blaze that caused more than $200,000 damage Tuesday afternoon in northwest suburban St. Charles.

Firefighters responded at 12:32 p.m. to a fire at 2010 Cambridge Dr. in St. Charles and found heavy fire on the front porch that was being blown into the first and second floors of the home, according to a release from the St. Charles Fire Department.

A firefighter was inured and taken to Delnor Community Hospital in Geneva, where he was treated and released for minor injures, the release said.

The occupants safely escaped the residence on their own and were not injured, the fire department said.

The fire caused an estimated $150,000 damage to the home and $70,000 damage to its contents, the release said.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation Tuesday night.

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