Fire causes extensive damage to Ann Arbor home
photo courtesy of the Ann Arbor Fire Department
The Ann Arbor Fire Department got the call just after 1 p.m. and remained on the scene until 5 p.m.
No people were injured, but one cat was found dead in the home's basement, probably due to smoke inhalation, a fire official said. Two other cats were rescued from the upstairs of the home.
"The fire started because of some sort of electrical issue and was a very labor intensive fire," said Steven Lowe, Ann Arbor Fire Department battalion chief. "The fire burned in between the floors and walls, which required us to tear down walls, floors and ceilings."
Lowe said the fire caused significant damage to the basement and first floor of the home, and smoke damage to the rest of the house. The family recently moved into the home, and a contractor has been working on the site.
The Pittsfield Township Fire Department and Ypsilanti Fire Department assisted on the scene. Huron Valley Ambulance was also called.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.