APPLETON, Wis. — Fire crews were called to the 500 block of North Bateman Street around 9:00 Wednesday night for reports of a fire in a home.
When crews arrived on scene, the occupants of the home had made it out safely. Crews located the fire in the kitchen and were able to quickly put it out.
They conducted a search of the home and located two cats. One of them did not survive.
There was significant fire damage to the kitchen, and heat and smoke damage to the rest of the home. The family is working with their insurance company for assistance.
The fire department says there were no working smoke alarms in the home at the time of the fire.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.