Family OK, but all three cats dead after SE Portland house fire

Family OK, but all three cats dead after SE Portland house fire

PORTLAND, Ore. – A family is safe but all three of its cats died after a fire in S.E. Portland on Sunday morning.

Firefighters were sent to the house on S.E. 113th Ave. at 8:30 a.m. They found smoke and flames coming out of the front of the house, and the family standing out front.

The family told crews the three cats were missing, so they searched the house while they were fighting the fire.

Firefighters found one cat, and unsuccessfully used a special pet resuscitator to try to revive it. Later, they found the other two dead in a back bedroom.

Investigators are working to determine the cause of the fire.The Red Cross is help the family find housing.