A dog who ran away after a fire that heavily damaged a home in Waukegan Tuesday afternoon has been located, animal control said.
The Waukegan Fire Department responded around 4:21 p.m. Tuesday to the 600 block of North Lewis Avenue in Waukegan for a report of a structure fire.
A 911 caller reported smoke coming from the windows of a house, according to fire department radio traffic.
A male resident was reportedly trying to get a dog out of the burning home before firefighters arrived.
Firefighters arrived to find a two-story residential home and confirmed smoke showing.
Additional fire crews were called to the scene to help extinguish the fire and three ambulances were dispatched.
At least one resident was evaluated by paramedics for injuries.
The Waukegan Police Department responded to block off traffic on Lewis Avenue at Grand Avenue.
A board-up company was called to the scene to board up six windows and a door that were damaged during the fire.
Waukegan Police Animal Control said Tuesday evening that a dog ran away from the home during the fire and asked the public to look out for it.
Animal control reported Wednesday afternoon that the dog had been located a day after it went missing.
The fire was one of four fires that Waukegan firefighters responded to in the span of less than 48 hours.
Apartment building fires were reported Tuesday morning in both the 2000 block of North Butrick Street and the 500 block of North Genesee Street in Waukegan.
Late Sunday evening, firefighters were called to an arson fire inside the Walmart at 3900 Fountain Square Place.