Firefighters rescued two dogs from a burning home in Kildeer that was left with significant damage, displacing the residents, fire officials said.
The Lake Zurich Fire Department responded around 1:37 p.m. Wednesday to the 21000 block of Kepwick Lane in Kildeer for a report of a structure fire.
The first arriving fire units found a single-family residence with smoke coming from the structure and flames coming from the garage roof.
Crews quickly stretched hose lines to the structure and began extinguishing the fire, fire officials said.
The neighbors informed firefighters that the family pets were still inside the home.
Firefighters made their way inside the residence, found two dogs and brought them outside to safety.
The pets appeared to be unharmed and were turned over to the neighbors. The residents were not home at the time of the fire.
The residence suffered significant damage and is uninhabitable, fire officials said.
The fire is under investigation and there were not any injuries reported.
The Lake Zurich Fire Department received assistance from Barrington, Long Grove, Wauconda, Countryside, Fox River Grove, Lincolnshire, Buffalo Grove, Mount Prospect, Grayslake and Streamwood fire departments.
A damage estimate was not immediately available.
The Lake Zurich Fire Department said they would like to remind residents of the importance of having working smoke detectors and making an escape plan.