Neighbors called the Buffalo Grove Fire Department this afternoon reporting smoke from a house at 710 Farrington Drive. Police arrived and confirmed smoke from the house. The response was upgraded to a Code 4 for the working fire before the fire units arrived. Engine 26 was not far away on their way back from a fire alarm and arrived within minutes. They entered with a line and found the kitchen fully involved with fire. Heavy fire was venting out of the kitchen windows in the rear.
The fire was extinguished with one line and contained to the kitchen although thick smoke filled the entire house and attic. The homeowner was not home but two dogs were in the house. One survived and the other died. Buffalo Grove was assisted by Long Grove, Wheeling, Palatine, Arligton Heights, and Lincolnshire-Riverwoods.
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