A person and a dog were killed in a residential fire on Providence Lane, Round Lake, Illinois, firefighters say

ROUND LAKE, Ill. (WLS) – A northern suburban residential fire left one person and a dog dead Saturday morning, authorities said.

The Greater Round Lake Fire Protection District was dispatched to Block 100 of West Providence Lane in Round Lake for a structural fire report at 9:48 a.m., Deputy Chief Joe Kruege said. A neighbor saw dark colored smoke billowing from the roof.

Crews entered the structure, a two-story duplex residence, and found an occupant on the second floor. She was transported to Advocate Condell Medical Center, where she later died, Kruege said. Two dogs were rescued from the residence and one survived.

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The victim’s identity is being held pending notification of the family, Kruege said.

The fire appears to have originated on the first floor in the kitchen. The Greater Round Lake Fire Prevention Office, in conjunction with the Round Lake Police Department and the Illinois State Fire Marshal’s Office, is investigating the cause of the fire.

The Greater Round Lake Fire Protection District has reminded all residents to ensure they have working smoke alarms in their homes and that all exit routes from the residence are clear and accessible in the event of a fire. ’emergency.

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