EVANSTON, Ill. (CBS) Two people and one cat were able to escape without injury from a fire that started in their basement in Evanston Monday night.
Around 7:29 p.m., Evanston firefighters were called to the 1800 block of Washington Street for several reports of a house fire.READ MORE: 'I Just Wanted To See My Grandma': Suburban Chicago Teens Help Peers Get COVID Vaccine Appointments
With the help of neighboring communities, Evanston firefighters were able to contain and extinguish the fire within 30 minutes of the crews arriving on the scene.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Dry And Quiet Pattern
The American Red Cross of Greater Chicago was able to provide housing, food and social services for the displaced residents.MORE NEWS: Man Lost Everything As He Waited On Callback From Illinois Department Of Employment Security That Never Came
The cause of the fire is under investigation.