Three people were hospitalized and four dogs were rescued after a house fire in Aurora this morning, officials said.
The fire was reported at 9:55 a.m. on the 900 block of Garfield in the far western suburb, Aurora officials said.
The two alarm fire resulted in 50 firefighters being called to the scene including officials from the Aurora Fire Department's rapid intervention team.
The two-story home appeared to be a total loss, officials said. Fire swept into walls and attic making it difficult to extinguish, according to a spokesman.
Two women and one man were taken to Aurora hospitals for smoke inhalation and treatment of cuts and scrapes, officials said. The injuries are believed to be non-life threatening, officials said.
One of the women and the man were rescued from a rear upper porch by three Aurora police officers with the help from an 18-year-old male neighbor who used a ladder in the yard of the home before firefighters arrived, officials said.
In addition to the rescues, four dogs also made it out of the home.
Assisting agencies included Sugar Grove and North Aurora. In addition, Naperville and Oswego offered support while firefighters were on the scene.
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