CLAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Firefighters saved several pets from a Clayton house fire Wednesday.
Fire crews were called to the 4300 block of Reeves Court around 11 am Wednesday.
Clayton Fire Department Battalion Chief Michael Seagraves said when firefighters arrived they did not see smoke coming from the home but when the front door was opened heavy smoke could be seen inside.
Seagraves said flames began coming from the rear of the home soon after that.
The resident was not in the house at the time of the fire and told fire crews no one else was inside except her pets.
Four cats, two guinea pigs and one bird were inside. Firefighters were able to save the cats and guinea pigs but the bird perished in the fire.
The cats and guinea pigs were given oxygen at the scene and taken to the North Main Rescue Clinic.
The cause is believed to be a kitchen fire but Seagraves said the incident is still under investigation.