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2 firefighters, dog recovering after Villa Park fire

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  • Firefighters treat a dog they rescued from a burning apartment building Monday afternoon in Villa Park.

      Firefighters treat a dog they rescued from a burning apartment building Monday afternoon in Villa Park.
    Courtesy of Villa Park Fire Department

Daily Herald report

Two firefighters and a dog are recovering after an apartment fire in Villa Park Monday afternoon.

Villa Park firefighters received a call at 12:17 p.m. for a smoke investigation on the 0-100 block of Terrace Street in a three-story, five-unit apartment building.

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Firefighters arrived to an active fire on the east side of the building in a stairwell.

Residents evacuated without assistance, and no injuries were reported. However, two firefighters were taken to nearby hospitals and later released.

Also, firefighters rescued a dog from one of the garden apartments and treated it with oxygen at the scene. They later released the dog in good condition to his owner.

The fire caused significant smoke damage throughout the building and structural damage to a stairwell, fire officials said. The damage is estimated at $80,000 to $100,000.

Several departments assisted including Lombard, Elmhurst, York Center, Wood Dale and Oakbrook Terrace.

The fire remains under investigation.

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