Fire destroys home near U.S. 40 and Ronald Reagan Parkway in Plainfield

Cause of fire under investigation


Firefighters battled an early morning fire in Plainfield that caused nearly $200,000 in damages to a home.

The blaze broke out just before 4:30 a.m. in the 1600 block of Fortner Drive near U.S.  40 and Ronald Reagan Parkway.

Dispatchers said the flames were so intense that firefighters had to go into defensive mode to douse the flames.

The family that lived in the home wasn't there when the fire sparked.

The cause of the fire remained under investigation. 

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