Multiple pets die in Evansville house fire

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT)- An Evansville teenager woke up to smoke and glow next to his bed; there was a fire in his bedroom. It all started around 5:55 a.m. Thursday on North Weinbach between Oak Hill Road and East Morgan Avenue, according to the Evansville Fire Department.

EFD says the teen immediately ran from his basement bedroom to let his parents know about the fire. They tried to put it out with a fire extinguisher, but it didn’t work. Fire crews were able to knock the fire in under an hour.

There were five people living in the home 3 adults 2 teenagers along 4 dogs, 6 cats and a snake. Two dogs were rescued and treated by EFD on scene, but four cats died. No injuries were reported. The family was displaced and is being helped by the American Red Cross.

The cause of the fire was electrical in nature, but the actual failure is under investigation.

(This story was originally published April 15, 2021)

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