12 cats injured in Ann Arbor house fire
An afternoon fire on North Division Street in Ann Arbor injured 12 cats and caused $40,000 damage, fire officials said.
Battalion Chief Robert Vogel said alert neighbors walking by at 1:30 p.m. heard smoke detectors and saw a puff of smoke come from a window of the home at 303 N. Division St.
"They really saved that house. It was lucky," Vogel said.
The resident wasn't home at the time, reports said. Firefighters entered and found a fire in a back room of the single-family home, Vogel said.
They quickly extinguished it, but other portions of the home had water and smoke damage, Vogel said.
Firefighters found 12 cats living in the home. One cat was seriously injured and was taken to a vet emergency room, reports said. The other 11 cats had minor injuries, and the Humane Society of Huron Valley was called to evaluate them, Vogel said.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation. Firefighters were on the scene for about an hour, Vogel said.