KENILWORTH — A dog died and a firefighter was injured today in a three-alarm house fire in Kenilworth, officials said. The cause of the blaze on North 21st Street was under investigation, said Kenilworth Fire Chief Lewis Giordano. Giordano said the fire was reported at 12:04 p.m. and no people were home when firefighters arrived. He said the fire began in the basement of the three-story woodframe house and spread to the first and second floor. About 40 firefighters from Kenilworth, Elizabeth, Union, Roselle Park ad Cranford responded to the blaze, which took about an hour to bring under control, Giordano said. An Elizabeth firefighter suffered a shoulder injury, he said.
Firefighters found the dog on the second floor. "It was actually alive when they got it out," he said. "But it was taken to an animal hospital where it succumbed."