VIDEO: Firefighters put a quick stop to kitchen fire on North Stratford Road.
Arlington Heights police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 5:23 p.m. Monday to a report of a house fire in the 700 block of North Stratford Road. Emergency responders received a report while they were responding that a neighbor said the front door was hot and that smoke was showing from the roof and vents.
Dark smoke was coming out of the front door when firefighters opened the door. Brown smoke rolled out the top of the front door as firefighters advanced a hose line to the kitchen. Firefighters reported a fire in the kitchen in a single-family ranch home. The fire was knocked by 5:35 p.m.
While firefighters were searching for victims and a dog, they received word that know people in the house, but that a dog was in the house. The dog was discovered dead in the house about 5:38 p.m. Firefighters gave the dog oxygen at the parkway, but were unable to rescue the dog. The dog apparently died of smoke inhalation. Two searches of the house found concluded that there were no other victims.
Firefighters ventilated the house and cleared remaining smoke that was in the house.
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