EVANSTON, Ill. (WLS) -- Two firefighters were injured in a north suburban house fire on Monday morning.
There was a large response after a fire broke out in the basement of a home in the 1100 block of Florence Avenue in Evanston at about 9:45 a.m. The fire quickly spread to other floors.
The first floor partially collapsed, trapping two firefighters and prompting a mayday call.
Both firefighters were removed and taken in stable condition to a nearby hospital to get checked out.
A cat died in the fire, and all three residents were displaced.
No other injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is being investigated.