Local News


Cat dies, family displaced after bedroom catches fire

cat dies, family displaced after house fire
cat dies, family displaced after house fire
Posted at 5:03 PM, Nov 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-24 07:33:09-05

Firefighters are investigating the cause of a house fire that caused $15,000 in damage at Smokey Glen Circle, near Washington Avenue and Lamb Boulevard.

The fire happened around 12:55 p.m. Sunday. The fire gutted a bedroom, which was built in what was once the garage of the home. Damage was estimated at $15,000.

Investigators say the fire may have started on a mattress in the bedroom. The exact cause is unknown, though officials could not rule out careless smoking.

Three adults and three children were displaced, along with two dogs and two cats. One cat died during the fire.

No other injuries were reported.