Three pets died in a house fire Monday evening in Denair, but firefighters were able to save the life of one cat.
The fire was reported at 4:59 p.m. Monday in the 4000 block of Katella Drive.
Firefighters from the Denair Fire Department arrived at the scene and found smoke and flames coming out of the home. Crews made an interior attack on the fire and were quickly able to contain the spread and keep the flames from burning more of the home.
Three of the family’s four pets died from smoke inhalation, but the firefighters did find one cat hiding in the home. The cat was given oxygen and revived.
The Turlock Rural, Hughson and Keyes fire departments all assisted with helping fight the fire.
The cause and origin of the fire is under investigation by the Stanislaus Regional Fire Investigation Unit.
Monte Vista Small Animal Hospital covered the cost of cremation for the other three pets.