2 Dogs Killed, Resident Injured in South Suburban Fire

The cause of the fire was under investigation

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    A south suburban fire killed two dogs and left one resident injured Wednesday morning. (Published Wednesday, July 16, 2014)

    Two dogs were killed and a resident was injured in a fire in south suburban Steger Wednesday morning.

    Officials said the fire sparked in a garage early Wednesday morning in the 3000 block of Morgan Street and quickly spread to two homes.

    One area resident was transported to Franciscan St. James Hospital and Health Centers in Chicago Heights after she reported shortness of breath, according to Steger Fire Chief Nowell Fillion.

    Two dogs were killed in the blaze, Fillion said.

    Firefighters had to cut through a fence to get to the garage and dozens of firefighters were called to the scene.

    The flames caused “extensive damage” to one home and exterior damage to the other, officials said.

    Fillion said the State Fire Marshal was at the scene and the cause of the fire was under investigation.