Dogs banned from Chicago firehouses after fatal attack

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CHICAGO (AP) — Dogs have been banned from Chicago firehouses after one ran free, fatally attacking a family dog that was being walked near the station. The Chicago Fire Department says an overhead door was being repaired at a West Englewood fire station over the weekend, allowing the dog to leave. Fire department spokesman Larry Langford said Tuesday the city’s acting fire commissioner ordered all dogs be removed. Langford says he expects firefighters will give the ousted mascots a place in their own homes. Langford says the department will check with all 96 firehouses to make sure dogs are removed.