STEGER, Ill. (STMW) — Two dogs were killed and a female was hospitalized with minor injuries after a fire Tuesday night in south suburban Steger.

About 10:20 p.m., firefighters responded to the 3000 block of South Morgan Street for a garage fully engulfed in flames, Steger Fire Chief Nowell Fillion said. The fire also spread to two homes — heavily damaging one and causing exterior damage to the other, Fillion said.

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Two dogs were killed in the fire and a female — whose age was not immediately known — was taken to Franciscan St. James Health in Chicago Heights to be treated for minor injuries, Fillion said. She was said to have “shortness of breath,” according to Fillion.

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Further details were not immediately available early Wednesday.

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