When firefighters arrived at the house on the 1600 block of Stone Lake Street in LaPorte, a burner on the stove was on. The family dog might have been trying to reach food on the counter, and managed to turn on the burner, which ignited flammable material in the kitchen.
Firefighters rescued a dog from Lake Michigan on Friday, after the animal fell off a ledge on the South Side.
The one-year old German Shepherd mix continues to be cared for at the Chicago Animal Care and Control facility on 27th Street and Western Avenue.
A dog was rescued from the Chicago River today near Chinatown.