UPDATE: The Freeport Fire Department says two people were injured and a family pet died in a house fire yesterday.
Officials say that the fire happened around 1 p.m. on Thursday on South Highland Avenue.
Freeport Fire Chief Todd Allen says that two people were taken to the Freeport Hospital, with one later being transported to OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center in Rockford. Allen says their conditions are unknown. A family pet died in the fire.
Officials say that the fire started at the back of the home, but the cause of the fire is still under investigation.
Freeport firefighters battled a massive fire at a home in the city.
The call came in around 1 p.m. Thursday to a home on South Highland Avenue.
Firefighters say it started at the back of the home and spread to the attic. The home was heavily damaged by flames and smoke.
Firefighters did not find anyone or any pets inside the home. No other injuries were reported.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.