A pet iguana died and four dogs were rescued from a home in Fox River Grove that became engulfed in flames Sunday afternoon, fire officials said.
The Fox River Grove Fire Protection District responded around 1:25 p.m. Sunday to the 9700 block of Gallek Road in unincorporated Fox River Grove.
A 911 caller reported a deck was on fire and the fire was quickly spreading to the home, according to Fox River Grove Fire Protection District spokesperson Alex Vucha.
Firefighters arrived within five minutes and reported heavy flames and smoke coming from the rear of the home.
The Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS) was activated for additional manpower and water resources to respond, Vucha said.
The area does not have fire hydrants and water needed to be shuttled to the scene.
Vucha said firefighters rescued several family pets, including four dogs. An iguana died in the fire.
No civilian or firefighter injuries were reported.
The fire was extinguished within 45 minutes. Overhaul and investigation operations continued for an additional hour.
The fire heavily damaged the rear of the home and the garage area, Vucha said.
Firefighters prevented the bulk of the fire from spreading to the home.
The entire house is considered uninhabitable until repairs and proper cleaning are conducted, Vucha said.
The adjacent home to the south sustained moderate heat damage resulting in melted siding.
Vucha said the residents were not home at the time of the fire. A damage estimate was not immediately available.
The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Fox River Grove Fire Protection District and Cary Fire Protection District.