By CBS 2 Chicago Staff

CHICAGO (CBS) — Two dogs were killed and seven people left homeless after flames tore through a house in Chicago’s northern suburbs overnight Wednesday.

The fire happened at a two unit building in the 500 block of McAlister Avenue.

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Waukegan firefighters arrived to find fast-spreading flames that took hours to put out.

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Two firefighters received minor injuries.

The people who were living in the home are being assisted by the Red Cross.

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The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

CBS 2 Chicago Staff