House fire in Normal causes $85,000 in damage (With Photo Gallery)

By WEEK Reporter

January 24, 2013 Updated Oct 26, 2013 at 1:23 AM CDT

NORMAL, Ill. -- A fire tore through a single family home in Normal on Thursday morning and caused an estimated $85,000 in damage.

Normal Fire Department responded to 19 Payne Place at 9:10am. Neighbors had called 911 and reported seeing flames coming from the rear of the residence and heavy smoke.

Firefighters had the fire under control in about 25 minutes. The fire caused an estimated $85,000 in damage. The house sustained heavy fire, smoke and water damage.

The residents of the home were not home at the time of the fire. There were no injuries reported.

The home was owned by Steven Thornton and is considered a total loss.

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