Puppy dies, cat missing after Aurora house fire

SHARE Puppy dies, cat missing after Aurora house fire

Sun-Times file photo

No one was injured, but a Chihuahua puppy perished and a cat is missing after a house fire early Wednesday in west suburban Aurora.

A 48-year-old woman, 14-year-old girl and 19-year-old man were inside the home in the 800 block of Columbia Avenue when the girl smelled something burning and called 911, according to the Aurora Fire Department.

Firefighters responded at 3:15 a.m. and the fire was under control within half an hour. No people were injured in the blaze, but a 3-month-old Chihuahua died and the family cat has not yet been found, according to the department.

The house was left uninhabitable, and damages are estimated at $55,000.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

The Latest
Amir Worship was accidentally shot in a pre-dawn raid of his home in 2019 when police were looking for the his mother’s boyfriend.
A spokesperson for the Washington Commanders said Beathard’s family told the team he died Monday at his home in Franklin, Tennessee.
That police misconduct is common should cause us all to think critically about the entire system, and yet we keep paying settlements with hundreds of millions in taxpayer money instead of fixing the cause.
A trade within the OHL immediately followed Del Mastro’s World Juniors championship with Canada. But the Hawks believe the 20-year-old defensive defenseman has, at this point, “gotten most everything out of junior hockey that he can.”