Up to 30 dogs killed in fire at suburban Chicago kennel

 
 

WEST CHICAGO, Ill. -- As many as 30 dogs have died in a fire at a suburban Chicago kennel. About two dozen dogs were rescued.

Authorities say a sheriff's deputy on patrol spotted the fire around 5:30 a.m. Monday at D&D Kennels near West Chicago. When firefighters arrived they found flames shooting out of the second-floor windows of the two-story building.

The building housed about 50 rescue dogs. Carol Stream Fire District Chief Bob Hoff said a lot of the dogs were in cases and some were tied up. Hoff described it as "a very, very sad scene."

He said three firefighters were treated for dog bites.

The DuPage County Fire Investigation Task Force is investigating the cause of the fire, which authorities say doesn't appear to be suspicious.

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