DeKALB – No one was injured when the second floor of a house at 3403 N. First St. in DeKalb caught fire about 4 p.m. Tuesday.
Fire officials did not have an estimate of the damage caused Tuesday evening, but expected personnel from the State Fire Marshal's Office would investigate the cause of the fire Thursday. A woman and two cats live in the second floor of the home, which sits north of Bethany Road.
No one was in the house when crews arrived, said Greg Hoyle, DeKalb deputy fire chief. One of the cats went missing after the fire, but officials later found the cat uninjured in the home's first floor and returned it to the owner.
Crews had the fire under control within 15 minutes using water from their tanks. The fire was contained to the second floor.
"If the fire was bigger, then we would have had to use the hydrant," Hoyle said.
Crews were treated with warming rehabilitation in a Malta ambulance as temperatures hovered around 4 degrees. Personnel from the DeKalb Fire Department, Sycamore Fire Department, DeKalb County Sheriff's Office, and Nicor Gas also were on the scene.