Authorities say a neighbor suffered smoke inhalation while rescuing two dogs from a house fire in Cary Monday evening.
The Cary Fire Protection District responded at 7:12 p.m. Monday to the 6500 block of Pheasant Trail in unincorporated Cary for a report of a house fire.
The first fire unit arrived two minutes later and found heavy smoke showing from the rear of the one-story residence, Cary Fire Protection District Lieutenant Michael Douglass said.
The rear of the house was on fire and spreading. Firefighters initiated an aggressive fire attack, Douglass said.
The fire was extinguished within 30 minutes and crews remained on scene to conduct overhaul.
Water tenders, which carry a large amount of water, were used to establish a water supply because there were no fire hydrants in the area, Douglass said.
Firefighters determined the homeowners were not at the house when the fire occurred, but a neighbor rescued two dogs from the residence prior to fire department arrival.
Paramedics evaluated the neighbor for smoke inhalation, but they refused transport to the hospital, Douglass said.
No firefighters were injured and the house is uninhabitable due to smoke and fire damage.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation, and the fire is not considered suspicious, Douglass added.
The Algonquin-Lake in the Hills, Barrington, Barrington Countryside, Fox River Grove, Nunda Rural and Wauconda fire departments assisted the Cary Fire Protection District at the scene.