A house fire in an unincorporated portion of DuPage County near Burr Ridge claimed the life of a family dog, but no residents were injured Monday afternoon, Tri-State Fire Protection District Chief Michelle Gibson said.
Tri-State was called to the full still fire near the intersection of Highland Road and Central Avenue, just west of Route 83, at 12:05 p.m., Gibson said.
One occupant was inside the house when the fire started.
"Apparently a neighbor helped him out a front window," Gibson said, pointing to one of the first-floor bedroom windows.
The occupant did not require medical attention, Gibson said.
The chief said there was heavy smoke and heavy winds made it a difficult fire to fight.
The fire, which Gibson said began in the kitchen, was under control by 1:03 p.m. She said 50 to 75 percent of the house was damaged.
There were approximately 15 companies on the scene from departments that include Tri-State, Darien-Woodridge Fire Protection District, Westmont Fire Department, Lemont Fire Department, Willow Springs Fire Department, and Pleasantview Fire Protection District.
The DuPage Fire Investigations Task Force is investigating.
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