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Firefighters rescue dogs after fire caused ‘extensive damage’ to Kildeer home

Firefighters respond to the 21000 block of Kepwick Lane in Kildeer on Tuesday for a structural fire call that has rendered a house uninhabitable. | Photo: Max Weingardt

Firefighters rescued two dogs from a burning house in Kildeer which suffered significant damage, displacing residents, firefighters said.

The Lake Zurich Fire Service responded at around 1.37pm Wednesday at the 21000 block of Kepwick Lane in Kildeer to a structural fire report.

The first firefighters to arrive found a single-family residence with smoke coming from the structure and flames coming from the roof of the garage.

Crews quickly stretched garden hoses to the structure and began to extinguish the blaze, firefighters said.

Firefighters respond to the 21000 block of Kepwick Lane in Kildeer on Tuesday for a structural fire call that has rendered a house uninhabitable. | Photo: Max Weingardt

Neighbors informed firefighters that the family’s pets were still inside the home.

Firefighters entered the residence, found two dogs and took them outside to safety.

The pets appeared unharmed and were released to neighbors. Residents were not at home at the time of the fire.

The residence suffered significant damage and is uninhabitable, firefighters said.

Firefighters respond to the 21000 block of Kepwick Lane in Kildeer on Tuesday for a structural fire call that has rendered a house uninhabitable. | Photo: Max Weingardt

The fire is being investigated and no injuries have been reported.

The Lake Zurich Fire Department received assistance from the 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 it wanted to remind residents of the importance of having working smoke detectors and developing an evacuation plan.