A man suffered minor burns Wednesday night and two cats died in a South Auburn house fire, according to Valley Regional Fire Authority.
Neighbors in the 600 block of Eighth Street East called 911 about 8:45 p.m. after seeing smoke and flames coming from a two-story home.
The three residents, along with four cats, escaped by the time firefighters arrived.
One man was treated for minor burns and taken to a local hospital. The other man and woman were not hurt. Two cats were unable to make it out of the house.
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Crews quickly knocked down the fire but the house was severely damaged. An estimate of damages was not immediately available.
The residents and four surviving cats will stay with friends, the department said.
Cause for the blaze has not been determined.
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