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Resident injured, dog rescued from Algonquin house fire

Photo by Alex Vucha

A resident was injured and a dog was rescued from a basement fire in Algonquin on Monday.

The Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District responded around 11:40 a.m. to the 1100 block of Stonegate Road in Algonquin for a report of a house fire.

The Northwest Herald reported that heavy smoke was showing from the back of the house when firefighters arrived. Two of the residents escaped the home; however, one of them suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to the hospital by ambulance.

Photo by Alex Vucha

Firefighters rescued the family’s dog from the fire. The fire started in the basement and it was declared under control in 15 minutes, the Northwest Herald reported.

Firefighters from Crystal Lake, Cary, Fox River Grove, and Huntley also responded to the scene.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.


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