A Sturtevant family lost their dog Sunday in a fire that caused $20,000 worth of damage to their home and displaced them for the time being.
South Shore Fire Battalion Chief Steve Salvo confirmed that crews were dispatched for a call of a house fire at the corner of 93rd and Broadway, but the home in question was actually in the 9200 block of Carol Ann.
When crews arrived, they found smoke coming from the first floor and attacked the fire from the inside. Firefighters also conducted a search of the home and discovered that the family was not at home but their dog was.
Despite using life-saving measures, crews were not able to save the dog. No other injuries were reported.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation but is not considered suspicious, and the home is not habitable.
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