Excerpts from the DailyHerald.com:

Carpentersville firefighters responded to a house fire in the 1500 block of Amarillo Drive about 3:40 p.m. Tuesday afternoon to find flames and smoke billowing out the west side of the home, Fire Chief John-Paul Schilling said. They extinguished the fire in about 10 minutes.  

The couple that lives in the house wasn’t home at the time of the fire, but a neighbor told firefighters that two dogs were inside. While searching the home, firefighters found that one of the dogs died in the fire, but they rescued a 3-year-old female pit bull. The pit bull was unresponsive but breathing, so firefighters administered oxygen through a mask at the scene for about 20 minutes before taking her to Dundee Animal Hospital. By the time the dog was receiving treatment at the animal hospital, she was more responsive and had her eyes open.

The cause and total damage of the fire remains under investigation.

Firefighter gives oxygen to a dog rescued from a house fire

Carpentersville FD photo

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