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House fire leaves woman out on street, kills two cats in Burbank

House fire leaves woman out on street, kills two cats in Burbank
Burbank firefighters work to extinguish a house fire that broke out on North Frederic Street early Thursday morning. (Photo by Ross A Benson)

Two cats were found dead and an elderly woman was left without a residence Thursday morning after a fire consumed her Burbank home.

Firefighters arrived in the 700 block of North Frederic Street around 4:30 a.m. to find heavy smoke billowing from the attic and rear of the single-story home.

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Burbank firefighters look into a backroom that was burned out during a early morning blaze that left one displaced and cats deceased.
Burbank firefighters look into a backroom that was burned out during a early morning blaze that left one displaced and cats deceased. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Battalion Chief John Owings, a spokesman for the Burbank Fire Department, said the woman, who was the home’s only occupant, was able to make it out of the burning structure.

Firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze just after 5 a.m. During cleanup, authorities found two cats in the home that perished in the fire.

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The damage from the flames led the house to become uninhabitable, Owings said.

The cause of the incident is unknown and remains under investigation.

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