6 cats dead, 2 people injured in Bixby Knolls house fire

Two people were injured and six cats died in a house fire early Friday morning in the Bixby Knolls area.

“(Firefighters) could see smoke coming out of the structure on arrival,” Capt. Jack Crabtree said.

The 2:30 a.m. fire at a one-story house on the 4400 block of Maury Avenue was extinguished in about nine minutes, according to reports.

Two people who were sitting on the porch when firefighters arrived were transported to local trauma centers with burn-related injuries.

Animal Care Services was called after six cats were found dead inside. Authorities are still investigating the cause of the fire.



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