House Fire Kills Rescued Cats
Updated: Friday, February 8 2013, 09:41 AM EST
COLUMBUS -- An unknown number of cats died in a house fire early Friday morning.
Columbus Firefighters were called just after midnight on February 8, 2013 to the 1200 block of Saffron Place, in southwest Columbus, on multiple reports of a house on fire.
Upon arrival, firefighters found the garage and left side of the home to be fully involved.
Once firefighters were able to knockdown the fire, they discovered a large number of cat cages located in the garage. Firefighters were able to rescue around a dozen cats from the home, but say an unknown number of felines died in the garage.
A woman who was staying in the home told ABC6/FOX28 her mother owns the home and works for Colony Cats, a well-known non-profit rescue organization in Columbus.
Red Cross was called to assist those staying in the home with food, housing and other needs.
Fire officials told us the fire appeared to have started in the garage, however the cause remains under investigation.
Web Producer: Derek Drake