OAKLEY, OH (FOX19) - Several cats were killed in a 2-alarm house fire early Wednesday morning in Oakley.
It happened around 1:45 a.m. in the 3100 block of Celeron Avenue.
Initial arriving fire units found heavy fire in the basement, and extending into the first floor, from a two story residence. Fire companies extinguished the bulk of the basement fire from the exterior and then quickly make an aggressive interior attack to extinguish the remaining fire in the basement and first floor.
A second alarm was called due to the labor intensive process of opening up all ceilings and walls to check for fire extension.
The sole occupant had been sleeping and was awaken by a smoke detector. She was able to escape the fire without injury, but several cats died in the fire.
The cause is undetermined at this time. Damage is estimated at $100,000.