Firefighters rescued a dog after a house caught on fire in Mundelein on Monday while the residents were not home, fire officials said.
The Mundelein Fire Department responded around 4:34 p.m. Monday to the 800 block of Tall Grass Lane in Mundelein for an activated fire alarm.
Countryside Fire Protection District firefighters were first on the scene within four minutes, according to Mundelein Deputy Fire Chief Darren Brents.
Crews reported smoke coming from a dryer vent at the rear of the home.
Firefighters pulled a hose line to the front of the home and aggressively attacked the fire while other firefighters connected to a nearby fire hydrant.
Firefighters entered the structure to check for extension of the fire and any trapped occupants.
Crews quickly located a family dog and were able to remove it from the home unharmed.
Lake Zurich Firefighter-Paramedic Alex Tanner administered oxygen using a pet oxygen mask to the dog.
The homeowners were not home at the time of the incident and the fire was reported under control at 5:23 p.m.
No civilians or firefighters were injured in the fire. The dog was reunited with the residents shortly after.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation by the Mundelein Fire Department. A damage estimate was not available.
The fire was fought by 22 firefighters staffing five fire engines, one tower ladder, one squad, three ambulances and one incident command vehicle.
The Mundelein Fire Department was assisted by the Mundelein Police Department and firefighters from Countryside, Libertyville, Lake Zurich, Gurnee, Lake Villa, Deerfield, Lake Forest and Lincolnshire.
The Mundelein Fire Department said they remind residents to have functioning smoke detectors to provide early warning of a fire.