Firefighter killed by mastiff

Suburban firefighter mauled to death by mastiff had just taken in the dog

A far west suburban firefighter was mauled to death in her home by a 130- to 140-pound dog she and her husband had just taken in to
avoid it being put down, authorities said.
Dawn Brown, a firefighter with the Bristol-Kendall Fire Department and a paramedic with the Big Rock Fire District, was found dead at the bottom of the basement stairs in her Big Rock home Monday afternoon.
The Kane County sheriff’s department revealed Tuesday that Brown hadn’t fallen. Her mastiff — one of three dogs in the home — killed her.
After authorities arrived, it took four officers to get the mastiff under control to remove it from the house, Kane County Sheriff’s Lt. Pat Gengler said.
The dog was “all muscle, very intimidating” but had no history of being aggressive, he said.