Prospect Heights house fire on Kenilworth Avenue just west of Elm Street.
Prospect Heights police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 12:42 PM Saturday to a report of a house fire at 202 West Kenilworth Ave Prospect Heights, Il. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report of a house fire with one car parked on the driveway. The passerby did not know if anyone was inside of the house.
Prospect Heights Battalion Chief reported heavy smoke in the area, and confirmed a working fire upon arrival.
Fire seemed most intense near the breezeway and garage of the home. Firefighters ventilated the home by breaking windows and cutting a hole in the roof over the garage.
A large cat was removed from the home and carried to the front bumper of Squad 9, where firefighters attempted to revive the animal with CPR and oxygen. The pet unfortunately perished — apparently from smoke inhalation. A dog also died in the fire.
Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the fire in the neighborhood without fire hydrants. The fire rekindled later in the afternoon.
FIREFIGHTER/PARAMEDIC UNITS ASSIGNED …
ENGINE(S): E9 E39 E2
TENDER(S): TANKER 9, TANKER55
EMS: A2 A55
CODE 4 AT 12:45 PM
ENGINE(S): WHEELING E23 MOUNT PROSPECT E14
TRUCK(S): MOUNT PROSPECT TL12
SQUAD(S): SQD51 RIT
RIT: LINCOLNSHIRE-RIVERWOOD SQD51
TENDER(S): TANKER 36 ELK GROVE TOWNSHIP TANKER11 (PASS)
EMS: GLENVIEW A8
CHIEF(S): 900 3901 2400
STAGING: ELM ST EAST OF KENILWORTH
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