13 cats perish in rural South Fargo house fire

Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff
Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff

(Fargo, ND) -- No humans were hurt, but a bakers dozen of cats were killed in a rural South Fargo structure fire Saturday evening.

The Cass County Sheriff's Office tells WDAY Radio that shortly before 6:30 p.m. that deputies, along with several other Fire and EMS units, were called to the 800 block of 88th avenue south for reports of a fire.

When crews arrived, the fire was contained to the lower kitchen area of the home, though widespread smoke damage did effect the entire building.

The owners were home at the time of the fire, but were not injured. The 13 cats were found after the fire was put out.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation by the Cass County Sheriff's Office and the State Fire Marshal.