Evanston Fire Department extinguishes Mulford Street house fire

Emma Edmund, Assistant City Editor

Evanston Fire Department extinguished a house fire located at 1017 Mulford St. that caused a pet dog’s death Wednesday afternoon.

At 4:25 p.m., firefighters were dispatched to the house for smoke coming from the roof and the windows, according to a news release.

When the first firefighters arrived on the scene, they determined the fire started in the first floor kitchen. The fire, however, was already spreading to the second floor via a “void space,” according to the release.

“This fire certainly had a significant head start prior to discovery and FD notification,” Fire Chief Brian Scott said in the release. “Firefighters did an outstanding job of quickly containing the fire to an area of origin while saving a majority of the structure.”

Although the home was unoccupied at the time, the family’s pet dog died from smoke inhalation.

Neighboring communities assisted Evanston fire companies in handling the fire and providing fire and EMS coverage for the rest of the city during the incident.

There were no reported human civilian or firefighter injuries. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

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