Multiple departments battle Whitley County house fire

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WHITLEY COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) – Multiple fire departments were called to a home in Whitley County Thursday afternoon after it caught fire.

A house fire started around 11:30 a.m. on County Road 150 North according to dispatchers in Whitley County.

A WANE 15 videographer on the scene counted over a dozen fire vehicles on the scene from multiple departments including Perry Township, Parkview EMS, Thorncreek Township, Laotto Fire and Union Township.

The Huntertown Fire Chief says that no one was home when the fire started. Three cats died. Firefighters were able to rescue and resuscitate two dogs.

It took the fire departments about an hour to get the fire that began in the attic under control, according to the Huntertown Fire Chief.

One firefighter was taken to the hospital to be observed due to the heat.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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