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Resident taken to hospital, dog rescued in Algonquin house fire

ALGONQUIN – Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District officials rescued a dog from a basement fire Monday morning that sent one person to the hospital.

First responders arrived about 11:40 a.m. at the scene of a structure fire in the 1100 block of Stonegate Road in Algonquin.

Heavy smoke was coming from the back of the house when crews arrived, Fire Chief John Knebl said.

Two residents who were home managed to get themselves out of the house, and fire crews rescued the family dog.

One person was taken to the hospital with injuries that were not considered life-threatening, Knebl said.

The fire began in the basement, and firefighters had it under control in about 15 minutes, Knebl said.

Algonquin police, the Crystal Lake Fire/Rescue Department, and Cary, Huntley and Fox River Grove fire protection districts assisted during the fire.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, and a damage estimate was not available Monday.

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