Palatine police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 1:39 PM Monday to a report of a house fire in the block of 617 S Williams Ave Palatine, IL . Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report of a fire in the basement of a home.
Residents reported they extinguished the fire with a fire extinguisher. Firefighters upon arrival reported a light haze in the basement.
Firefighters in the backyard reported downed power lines and arcing lines in the tree. The fire apparently was caused by a electric power-related problem in the backyard.
Firefighters were investigating the cause, and called Com Ed to the scene.
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