GRFD: Woman escapes, 15 cats perish in southeast GR house fire

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A Grand Rapids battalion chief tells FOX 17 that 15 dead cats were found inside a southeast-side house Wednesday night, after a fire was put out.

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The fire broke out around 9:42 p.m. at 1949 Horton Avenue SE, which is just south of Burton Street and east of Division Avenue.

The battalion chief says a woman who was inside the home when the fire started got out safely.

There was no early word on how the fire started, but crews extended a ladder up to the attic of the two-story house, and a number of fire crews were still on the scene mopping up late into the night.

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FOX 17’s Eric Brefka contributed to this story.

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