“An unknown number of dogs” passed away early Monday in a kennel fire in unincorporated West Chicago, the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office said.
The fire started Monday morning at D and D Kennels, at 2N441 County Farm Road, police said. Authorities responded to the structure fire at about 5:30 a.m.
A patrol deputy who saw the blaze immediately went inside and freed many of the dogs kennelled at the facility, saving the animals.
No people were injured in the blaze.
Police issued a community safety warning, emphasizing, “If anyone sees any dogs running free in the area, we ask they call 911 immediately and to not attempt to catch any dog.”
County Farm Road, closed to traffic north of North Avenue and south of Jefferson Street, has since been reopened.
The blaze is under investigation by the DuPage County Fire Investigation Task Force.