Burbank house fire claims life of pet cat, causes $100,000 in damage

Burbank firefighters knocked down a house fire on Thursday that caused an estimated $100,000 in damage to a single-story home and claimed the life of a pet cat, authorities said.

Shortly before 10 a.m., firefighters responded to 837 N. Kenwood St. after a neighbor reported smoke coming from the attic vents, said Burbank Fire Capt. Peter Hendrickson.

In total, 21 firefighters reportedly extinguished the fire — which started in and was confined to the living room — in 23 minutes, Hendrickson said. Animal control officers responded to remove the cat from the home.

No firefighter or civilian injuries were reported, and no residents were home when the fire broke out.

The investigation into the cause of the blaze is ongoing.


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