FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – The Fort Wayne Fire Department (FWFD) responded to a fire Tuesday afternoon at a home on the city’s southeast side that left two cats dead.
Around 4:30 p.m., at least 3 engines and a dozen firefighters were at the scene in the 6700 block of South Anthony Boulevard, near Fire Station 12 and Lutheran Life Villages.
When crews arrived, smoke and fire could be seen from the home on multiple sides, according to the FWFD.
The FWFD said the cause of the fire turned out to be an accidental electrical issue, and crews were hindered by electrical issues while fighting the fire.
One adult and one child self-evacuated from the house, but crews had to retrieve four cats from the home, and the FWFD said two of the cats did not survive.
The house suffered heavy fire and smoke damage along with moderate water damage.