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Firefighters rescue animals from house fire in Fox Lake

File Photo – Fox Lake Fire Protection District | Photo: Jeff Rudolph / Box Alarm Photography.

Firefighters rescued several animals from a fire that left a home uninhabitable in Fox Lake Tuesday morning, officials said.

The Fox Lake Fire Protection District responded around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday to the 500 block of Monroe Avenue for a reported structure fire.

Deputy Fire Chief Ed Lescher told Lake and McHenry County Scanner that a one-story residential home was on fire when firefighters arrived. The fire started in the kitchen and was contained to that area.

None of the residents were home at the time of the fire but there was a report of animals still inside the house. Firefighters entered the home and located two dogs and two cats.

They were able to rescue them and bring them outside where they gave them oxygen before transporting them to the Fox Lake Animal Hospital, Lescher said.

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Firefighters from Round Lake, Antioch, Wauconda and Lake Villa also assisted at the scene and provided station coverage for Fox Lake.

No firefighters or people were injured in the fire, which remains under investigation by Fox Lake fire investigators.

The home has been declared uninhabitable. A damage estimate was not immediately available.


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