Firefighters rescued a cat from a house that caught on fire in Highland Park Friday afternoon and left a family displaced due to the fire and smoke damage.
The Highland Park Fire Department responded around 12 p.m. to the 2700 block of Western Avenue in Highland Park.
Crews initially received a call of smoke inside the residence.
Firefighters arrived on the scene and found smoke coming from the residence.
Firefighters confirmed there was an active fire in the basement of the single-family home.
The fire extended to other parts of the home from the basement.
It took firefighters approximately 40 minutes to get the fire under control.
A search of the residence confirmed all occupants had already gotten out of the house.
No injuries were reported at the scene. Firefighters rescued a cat alive from the fire.
Firefighters from the Lake Forest, Lake Bluff, Lincolnshire-Riverwoods, Skokie, Deerfield-Bannockburn, Libertyville, Glencoe and Northbrook fire departments assisted at the scene.
Northbrook, Northfield and Countryside fire departments covered Highland Park calls.
The family who resided in the house was displaced due to the home being deemed uninhabitable from the damage.
Fire investigators were called to the scene. The cause of the fire was not known.