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Residents, pets safe after Saturday morning fire in Streator

Cause of fire undetermined, but not suspicious; Firefighter treated for minor injury

921 Maple St., Streator
921 Maple St., Streator

The residents and pets of a Streator home are OK after a Saturday morning fire.

Streator firefighters were called at 9:55 a.m. Saturday to 921 Maple St. and arrived in less than five minutes to find heavy fire coming from the rear of the home, according to a press release issued by the Streator Fire Department.

Firefighters were told by the residents who had exited safely from the home that their two dogs and a cat were still inside.

The two dogs and cat were found and rescued after about 10 minutes of searching. The pets were administered oxygen by Streator Animal Control and Streator firefighters.

The fire was contained in less than 15 minutes and firefighters remained on scene for more than two hours.

Nine Streator firefighters worked to extinguish the fire. One Streator firefighter was treated at the scene by Advanced Medical Transport for a minor injury.

The fire investigation was completed by the Streator Fire Department. The cause of the fire is undetermined but not suspicious.

Damage to the rear of the home was significant and damage was severe to the exterior and to one bedroom. The rest of the home had moderate smoke damage.

Streator firefighters were assisted at the scene by Streator Animal Control with the assistance of the pets in the home, Advanced Medical Transport, the Streator Police Department, Nicor, ComEd, Vcom dispatch and Illinois-American Water.

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