The Palatine Fire Department was able to extinguish a substantial fire in the 100 block of Rohlwing Road in less than a half hour Monday night.
The call came in at 10:22 p.m. regarding smoke coming from a second floor window of the home at 102 N. Rohlwing Road. The fire department arrived within five minutes and began to search the home, according to a Palatine Fire Department press release.
Five residents and one dog has already escaped, while fire rescuers searched the home, they found and removed a second dog from the two-story wood frame single family home.
In all, 24 firefighters from Palatine and Rolling Meadows battled the fire, Long Grove Fire Protection District provided an ambulance and coverage at a Palatine fire station during the incident, the release stated.
The home sustained significant damage to the upstairs bedrooms and smoke damage occurred throughout the home, which is now uninhabitable.
According to the release, the cause of the fire remains under investigation and damage estimates are not yet available.
The Palatine Fire Department reminds everyone to have working smoke detectors in their homes, to be sure to have furnaces and heating appliances checked before the heating season, and to use care when burning candles.