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Fire tears through Cape Coral home, leaving two cats dead

Fire tears through Cape Coral home, leaving two cats dead
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CAPE CORAL, Fla. — Two cats are dead after a fire tore through a Cape Coral home Monday night.

Firefighters responded to the scene in the 200 block of NW 10th Street around 8:30 p.m. and found heavy smoke coming from a corner of the house.

Crews, luckily, were able to extinguish the fire before it spread. Unfortunately, due to the significant fire damage to part of the home and heavy smoke damage throughout the home, the building inspector red-tagged the building, deeming it unsuitable for living conditions.

Two people, a dog, two cats, and a turtle were home at the time of the fire. The two were alerted to the fire by their smoke alarms and safely evacuated with their dog.

Firefighters found the two cats dead, and the turtle has still yet to be found.

Fire crews confirmed the cause of the fire was deemed electrical.

“An electrical device charging on the bed was unable to be eliminated as a possibility for the source,” according to a release by the Cape Coral Fire Department.

No injuries have been reported.

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