EVANSTON, Ill. (CBS) — An extra-alarm fire broke out late Wednesday afternoon in Evanston.
The fire broke out in the house at 1017 Mulford St., just west of Ridge Avenue in the southern part of Evanston.
The Evanston Fire Department was called to the scene at 4:25 p.m. when someone reported seeing smoke coming from the roof and residence.
Responding crews found the fire was burning in the first-floor kitchen and was already extending to the second floor through a void space, the fire department said.
No one was home at the time, but a family pet dog died of smoke inhalation, the fire department said.
“This fire certainly had a significant head start prior to discovery and FD notification. Firefighters did an outstanding job of quickly containing the fire to area of origin while saving a majority of the structure.” Evanston Fire Chief Brian Scott said in a news release.
The fire was raised to a second alarm. There were no reports of injuries to civilians or firefighters.
The cause of the fire remained under investigation Wednesday night.