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Firefighters rescue unconscious dog from house fire in Woodstock

Firefighters work to extinguish a house fire in the 100 block of North Street in Woodstock Saturday evening | Photo provided by the Woodstock Fire/Rescue District.

One dog was rescued and another dog remains missing following a house fire in Woodstock Saturday evening that caused heavy fire, smoke and water damage.

The Woodstock Fire and Rescue District responded around 7:22 p.m. Saturday to the 100 block of North Street for a report of a structure fire.

Two residents who were home at the time of the fire escaped and called 911. Fire crews arrived and found a working fire in the basement of the residential structure.

An unconscious dog was rescued from the home, revived by firefighters, and is in the care of the homeowners. A second dog remains unaccounted for as of Sunday morning.

No residents or firefighters were injured during the fire.

The 1 ½ story home suffered heavy fire, smoke and water damage. Initial damage estimates were not immediately available. Firefighters remained at the scene Saturday night monitoring and extinguishing hidden fires.

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The fire does not appear to be suspicious in nature, fire officials said, adding that investigators will return to the home Monday to continue the investigation.

The Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS) was activated and brought firefighters from Wonder Lake, Marengo, Union, Huntley, Harvard, Nunda Rural, Hebron, McHenry, Cary, Richmond, Algonquin-Lake in the Hills, Spring Grove and Crystal Lake to assist either at the scene or with covering calls for Woodstock.


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