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Posted on: October 26, 2016

[ARCHIVED] House Severely Damaged, Family Dog Lost In Fire

A family dog was killed in a severe house fire Oct. 26 at 702 Redwing Drive on the City’s west side.

The Geneva Fire Department responded to the incident at 1:53 p.m. Nobody was home when the blaze ignited, but the homeowners called 911 after finding their house on fire as they returned to the residence.

Firefighters found thick, dark smoke coming from the two-story house with heavy fire visible in the rear of the home. The department mounted an aggressive interior fire attack using multiple hose lines and had the blaze under control by 2:36 p.m.

One firefighter sustained a minor injury while fighting the fire.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. Damage estimates still are being compiled, but the home sustained severe damage and is uninhabitable.

Firefighters from Batavia, St. Charles, Elburn, West Chicago and the North Aurora fire departments provided assistance to Geneva at the scene. The South Elgin and Winfield fire departments filled in the Geneva fire stations and responded to several other fire and medical calls in the City during the duration of the fire.
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