Firefighters rescue pets from Glendale Heights house fire

Updated 11/30/2021 12:16 PM

Glenside Fire Protection District firefighters rescued seven cats and three dogs from a house fire Monday afternoon, many of which had to be revived.

Fire Chief Rich Cassady credited his crews' quick response to the injured animals for saving their lives. Only one cat could not be resuscitated, he said.


Firefighters were called to the single-family, one-story house on the 0-100 block of Nevada Avenue just before 4:45 p.m.

Cassady said neighbors alerted them after hearing a smoke detector going off inside the home.

The residents of the home were not inside at the time of the blaze, Cassady said.

Upon arrival, firefighter encountered heavy smoke and extinguished a small fire in the kitchen within five minutes, Cassady said. The cause of the fire remains under investigation, but does not appear to be unattended cooking materials.

The home sustained about $45,000 in damage and was deemed uninhabitable.

Firefighters remained on scene for nearly three hours.

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