A homeowner rescued their dog from their home in Mettawa after a fire started in the kitchen Friday morning, fire officials said.
The Libertyville Fire Department responded at 9:27 a.m. Friday to the 0-100 block of Little Melody Lane in Mettawa for a report of a structure fire.
Firefighters arrived and found flames showing from the residence, Libertyville Assistant Fire Chief Bill Bending told Lake and McHenry County Scanner.
The homeowners safely evacuated the house prior to the fire department’s arrival.
One of the residents broke a window of the home to rescue their dog, Bending said.
The dog sustained a minor injury to the leg due to broken glass.
A total of four hose lines were deployed and a distant fire hydrant was used to establish a water supply, Bending said.
The Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS) was activated to bring additional resources to the scene.
Over 15 fire departments assisted the Libertyville Fire Department at the scene and with providing coverage to the fire district.
The fire was extinguished around 45 minutes into the incident.
No human injuries were reported and the house is uninhabitable, Bending said.
The fire was believed to have started in the kitchen. A cause was not released.
The fire remains under investigation by the Libertyville Fire Department. A damage estimate was not immediately available.