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Samuel Hoffman | The Journal Gazette
Firefighters and investigators search for clues to a house fire in the front room of 3317 Felician St. on Tuesday morning.

Cats die in Fort Wayne house fire

Two cats were killed in a fire on Fort Wayne’s east side on Tuesday morning.

Fort Wayne firefighters were called to 3317 Felician St. at 9:15 a.m. When they arrive, they found heavy smoke and fire coming from the first floor of the two-story home, according to a written statement from the city fire department.

It said no one was home at the time of the fire, but the pets inside did not survive.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, the department said.

The house had heavy fire damage on the first floor and moderate water and smoke damage through the rest of the house.

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