Galesburg Firefighters Rescue Dog from House Fire

The Galesburg Fire Department rescued the family dog from a fire by passing the dog to Galesburg Police Officers through a window.  The Galesburg Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 1066 E. Dayton Street February 4, 2023, at 4:29 PM. The response included all three stations and the 11 personnel on duty.  Firefighters arrived to find that heavy fire had engulfed a detached garage and was spreading to the nearby home.  Acting Battalion Chief Jeff Maher established command and the Brooks Street Station crew entered the structure with an attack line to extinguish the fire. The Fremont Street Station crew searched the home, located the family dog and passed him out of a window to waiting Galesburg Police Officers. No injuries were reported.  Off duty fire personnel were called in to provide emergency coverage for the City.  Preliminary damage estimates are at $30,000.  The garage sustained heavy fire damage with damage to the exterior of the home.  The interior of the home sustained minor smoke damage.  Galesburg Fire Investigators determined the fire to be unintentional.

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