NORTH PORT, Fla. — A house fire in North Port left two cats dead Tuesday evening, according to North Port Fire Rescue (NPFR).
NPFR responded to the call around 6:40 p.m. on the 1700 block of Haverhill Ave. They arrived on scene to see a fire in the attached garage of the residence. Two cars in the driveway had also caught fire.
The two cats along with two adults and one dog were inside the home when the fire started. The adults and dog made it out safely.
Crews began resuscitation efforts on the cats, but were unable to save them.
The fire spread from the garage into part of the home's living area. The home sustained smoke damage throughout.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
Red Cross members have been called the assist the family.