Two cats perish as fire damages southeast side home

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Two cats perish as fire damages southeast side home

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – A southeast side home was damaged by fire Sunday evening. Fort Wayne Fire Department units responded to 4529 Winston Drive when the neighbor called and said there was smoke coming from a house next door around 5:30 p.m.

The first fire unit arrived and had smoke coming from a two-story home.
The crew took a line inside to search for occupants and try to locate the fire. Additional units arrived and helped search before the fire was found in the basement.
FWFD officials reported that there were no occupants in the home. Reportedly, crews found two cats that had perished in the fire. The fire was under control in 26 minutes. The home suffered moderate damage.  The cause remains under investigation.