The blaze happened in the 2500 block of 81st Street around 3:00 PM Tuesday. The house was heavily damaged by the fire and smoke. An elderly woman and her four cats were inside that home at the time. The woman was able to get out of the house with one of the cats, although that cat had to be hooked up to an oxygen mask. Two other cats died in the blaze.
The cause of the fire is unknown.