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Police officer, neighbor help woman and dog evacuate from burning home in Huntley

Firefighters extinguish a house fire in the 11500 block of Douglas Avenue in Huntley Friday morning. | Photo: Alex Vucha / Lake and McHenry County Scanner.

A woman and a family dog were assisted out of a house fire in Huntley Friday morning that caused extensive damage, fire officials said.

The Huntley Fire Protection District responded around 8:53 a.m. Friday to the 11500 block of Douglas Avenue in Huntley for a report of a structure fire.

Firefighters arrived in just over a minute and found heavy flames coming from the rear of a single-family residence.

A woman and a family dog who were inside the residence were assisted out of the home by a neighbor and a Huntley police officer, according to Battalion Chief Mike Pierce.

Firefighters extinguish a house fire in the 11500 block of Douglas Avenue in Huntley Friday morning. | Photo: Alex Vucha / Lake and McHenry County Scanner.

34 firefighters responded to the fire, which was brought under control within 20 minutes.

The Algonquin, Woodstock, Hampshire, Marengo and Crystal Lake fire departments assisted at the scene, Pierce said.

Fox River Grove, South Elgin and Pingree Grove fire departments covered calls in Huntley during the incident.

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Damage was estimated to be $150,000 and the home was left uninhabitable.

No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire remains under investigation.


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