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Dogs rescued and no injuries in Woodstock area house fire, but structure uninhabitable

Davis Road home sustained heavy smoke damage in Saturday blaze

Firefighters rescued two dogs and no injuries were reported after a house fire ignited Saturday afternoon in the 13400 block of Davis Road outside of Woodstock, according to a news release from the Woodstock Fire/Rescue District.

The blaze was reported about 2:30 p.m. and firefighters arrived on the scene within four minutes, according to the release.

The fire was considered under control within 10 minutes. All water was shuttled into the scene because there are no hydrants in the area.

Fire crews “engaged in an aggressive interior attack,” and the blaze was contained to the kitchen, according to the release.

The home sustained heavy smoke damage and is considered uninhabitable, according to the release.

Both dogs removed from the home by firefighters are in good health, according to the release.

The fire is not considered suspicious in nature so far. But its cause remains under investigation by the Woodstock Fire/Rescue District.

Sam Lounsberry

Sam Lounsberry

Sam Lounsberry covers local government, business, K-12 education and all other aspects of life in McHenry County, in particular in the communities of Woodstock, McHenry, Richmond, Spring Grove, Wonder Lake and Johnsburg.