Update On Today’s Highland Ave House Fire In Freeport

Freeport, Illinois — The Freeport Fire Department issued more information regarding this afternoon’s fire that occurred at a property located at 1612 S. Highland Ave in Freeport.

Freeport Fire says that at 1:05 pm the Freeport Fire Department responded to a house fire at 1612 S. Highland Ave. in Freeport. Upon arrival first units noted a two story residential house fully involved with fire.

The department says that extinguishment was initiated and units remained on scene until 4:36 pm.

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Two occupants were transported to the hospital, one canine died as a result of the fire. Damage is estimated at $50,000 and the house has fire and smoke damage throughout.

Freeport Fire said the Red Cross is assisting occupants with housing and that the cause of the fire is under investigation.

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