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Report: 29 dogs killed in kennel fire in West Chicago

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Posted at 7:01 PM, Jan 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-14 20:06:49-05

WEST CHICAGO -- Early Monday morning in a West Chicago dog kennel, 29 dogs lost their lives in a fire.

According to NBC Chicago, authorities responded the blaze at D and D Kennels around 5:30 a.m. The crew saw a heavy blaze coming from the second-floor windows.

D and D Kennels was housing "approximately 50" pit-bulls, 20 of which were saved by emergency crews. Most of the pit-bulls that died were "housed in cages in the main building."

According to the fire department, one civilian and three fire fighters were treated for minor dog bites. Police also issued a warning to civilians to "not attempt to catch any dog."

The blaze is under investigation by the DuPage County FIre Investigation Task Force.