Firefighter hurt, dog killed in Geneva house fire

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A dog was killed in a west suburban house fire that also injured a Geneva firefighter Wednesday afternoon.

The homeowner called for help just before 2 p.m. after coming home to findthe blaze in the 700 block of Redwing Drive, according to the Geneva Fire Department. No people were inside.

Thick, dark smoke billowed from the two-story house as flames shot out the back of it, fire officials said. The fire was under control by 2:36 p.m.

A firefighter suffered a minor injury at the scene. The family’s dog was found dead.

The house sustained severe damage that left it uninhabitable, officials said. The cause is under investigation.

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