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updated: 8/1/2012 11:25 AM

Dog saved from Elk Grove Village house fire

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A dog was rescued from an Elk Grove Village home during a Tuesday afternoon fire, officials said.

When emergency crews arrived at the single-story home on the 800 block of E. Higgins Road, the house was engulfed in flames and the lone resident home at the time was already out, said Elk Grove Fire Batallion Chief James Denna.

Crews were able to rescue the dog from inside the home, and the dog was taken to an animal hospital and expected to survive, Denna said.

The fire, which broke out about 5 p.m., was under control within 15 minutes, but caused significant damage to the home, officials said.

The kitchen and living room were fully involved in flames when crews entered the home, but as of Tuesday night, the origin and cause of the fire remained under investigation.

Fire officials estimated the damage to the home and contents to be greater than $100,000.

There were no injuries reported, but the home was left uninhabitable due to extensive damage throughout the house.

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