3 Dogs Killed in Naperville Fire

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    One person was slightly injured and three pet dogs died Wednesday afternoon in a fire that did an estimated $100,000 damage to an apartment complex on in west suburban Naperville.

    Investigators on Wednesday evening continued to seek the cause of the fire that heavily damaged Unit 101 of the complex at 1912 Carlsbad Circle, in the city’s Lincoln Park neighborhood.

    The 911 call came in at about 2:25 p.m., and the first firefighters "arrived within three minutes and reported heavy smoke and flames rolling out of (a) first-floor rear bedroom," Deputy Naperville Fire Department Chief Rick Sander said in a prepared statement.

    Crew members hauled a fire hose through the front door of the burning apartment and began attacking the flames.

    The fire was contained within 10 minutes but caused extensive damage to the unit and the building's exterior siding.

    The woman renting the apartment in the two-story, 18-unit complex was not home at the time, Sander said, but he said her three dogs died of smoke inhalation.

    Earlier in the day, two pit bulls were rescued by firefighters from a burning garage in Tinley Park. And on Monday, several dogs were killed and several others rescued from a burning home on Chicago's northwest side.