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[Jill Cramer of Sugar Grove works with one of her charges, Ice Man, in Elburn. Cramer, who works for Critter Sitters Pet Sitting Service, was pet-sitting for a Sugar Grove family when she noticed a fire develop near the family’s home. Cramer called 911 and notified authorities about the fire and made sure the family’s pets were safe.]
That’s exactly what happened Dec. 28 when pet-sitter and Sugar Grove resident Jill Cramer arrived at a home on Carriage Hill Lane in Sugar Grove.
When she arrived and entered the home to look after Buster, an orange cat, and Gracie, a gray tabby, while their owners were on vacation, she noticed something was off about the house.
“I basically walked in, and I could smell smoke,” Cramer said, adding that she then saw Gracie and Buster scamper off.
When she went to the downstairs floor of the split-level home, she noticed the smell of smoke got stronger. After looking out a window, she saw there was smoke outside, which looked like the white puffy clouds that come out of a drier when it’s running.