Resident injured in Streamwood house fire; animals rescued
A Streamwood resident suffered nonlife-threatening burns after fire broke out in a home early Wednesday morning, officials said.
Streamwood firefighters called at 1:36 a.m. to the residence in the 0-100 block of East Pine Street arrived to find an attached garage of a single-family home engulfed in flames, as well as a vehicle on fire in the driveway.
Two adult residents had escaped the home by the time firefighters got to the scene, but reported that several pets remained inside. Firefighters rescued one dog and two guinea pigs, officials said.
Both residents were taken to St. Alexius Medical Center in Hoffman Estates for treatment, according to the Streamwood Fire Department.
The fire caused significant damage to the garage area, and smoke damage occurred throughout the home, officials said. Damage is estimated at $80,000.
Investigators continue to search for the specific cause of the fire, which appears to have started in the garage, according to the fire department.