30 Dogs Killed, 22 Rescued in Kennel Fire on County Farm Rd Near North Ave Near Border of West Chicago, Carol Stream

More than two dozen dogs were killed in a fire Monday morning at D and D Kennels in West Chicago, and a search is underway for others that escaped.

Carol Stream FPD firefighters responded about 5:30 a.m. Monday January 14, 2019 to a report of serious fire at D and D Kennel, 2N144 N. County Farm Road near West Chicago. The unincorporated area in Wayne Township just northeast of the Timber Ridge Forest Preserve is protected by Carol Stream FPD.

The kennel’s owner Garrett Mercado lives above the kennel but was not home when the fire started, but when he arrived home he saw the flames and began to rescue dogs by unlatching kennel locks.

At least 30 dogs were killed in the fire Monday. Mercado and firefighters were able to rescue more than 20 dogs.

Mercado blistered his hands while unlatching kennel locks, and three firefighters were bitten by dogs during the rescues.

Mercado, who has owned the kennel for about year, specializes in dogs that have been abused or have behavioral issues. The dogs at his kennel are referred from other shelters and private dog owners.

The rescued dogs were transported to the DuPage County Animal Care and Control.

Six dogs fled the fire, but five were found roaming in the area.

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