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Firefighters rescue 3 pets from burning home in Huntley

Firefighters work at the scene of a house fire in the 10700 block of Santa Fe Trail in Huntley Sunday morning | Photo: Alex Vucha.

Firefighters rescued three pets from a house fire in Huntley that left the home uninhabitable Sunday morning.

The Huntley Fire Protection District and Huntley Police Department responded around 10:40 a.m. Sunday to the 10700 block of Santa Fe Trail for a report of a house fire.

Police officers arrived first and found heavy flames coming from the back of the home. Firefighters worked to extinguish the fire, which caused heavy smoke to be seen in the area nearby.

The Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS) was activated, bringing numerous fire departments to the scene to help extinguish the fire, which had spread to the attic.

No one was inside the two-story home at the time of the fire but firefighters were able to rescue three pets, including a dog, gecko and a bird, Huntley Fire Battalion Chief Michael Pierce said.

The fire was extinguished 20 minutes after firefighters were called to the scene. The cause of the fire remains under investigation and damage was estimated at $135,000, Pierce said.

No injuries were reported during the fire, officials said.

Firefighters from Algonquin-Lake in the Hills, Woodstock, Crystal Lake, McHenry, Hampshire, Marengo and Woodstock assisted at the scene. Firefighters from Carpentersville, Fox River Grove, South Elgin and Genoa-Kingston covered Huntley fire stations.


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