MOUNT ORAB, OH (FOX19) - Crews from various fire departments battled a house fire on Church Street in Mt. Orab.
The fire broke out shortly before 5 a.m. Tuesday morning.
Crews arrived and found the two-story residential single family home in flames. Additional manpower was called from Sardinia and Williamsburg.
It took about 40 firefighters over an hour to control the fire. They spent an additional three hours trying to salvage property and extinguish hot spots.
The family was sleeping at the time of the fire and was alerted by a neighbor. The family was able to escape unharmed, but their family cat died in the fire.
The house and contents are considered a total loss. The cause is still under investigation.
This house is behind the popular Mt. Orab restaurant Butterbees.