Dog, cat killed in fire Mount Prospect apartment complex

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A dog and a cat were killed, and three people were injured in a fire that caused $500,000 in damage to an apartment complex Wednesday morning in northwest suburban Mount Prospect.

Firefighters responded to the Forest Cove apartment complex at 1703-1705 Forest Cove Dr. about 9 a.m., according to a statement from the Mount Prospect fire department.

The fire began in a second-floor apartment and residents were evacuated, according to the statement.

One police officer suffered smoke inhalation and was taken to a hospital and two residents were treated at the scene.

One dog and one cat perished in the blaze, but three cats and two turtles were saved.

The blaze was brought under control within 20 minutes, but crews continued to work at the scene for two hours.

Two apartments sustained severe damage, another unit has water damage and there is minor smoke damage throughout the complex, according to the statement.

Six of the building’s 24 units are vacant. The resident of the other 18 units have been displaced and will be placed in vacant units in other complexes.

The damages are estimated at about $500,000, but $2.5 million in property was saved, according to the statement.

Firefighters from Arlington Heights, Elk Grove Township and Des Plaines assisted with the fire, while Rolling Meadows, Arlington Heights and Glenview assisted with 10 other emergency calls throughout Mount Prospect during the fire.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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