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Pets rescued from house fire that causes $100K in damage, officials say

MADISON, Wis. - Two people and seven pets were displaced from an east side home Wednesday after a fire caused $100,000 in damage, officials said.

Neighbors saw the house on fire around 10:45 a.m. and called 911, according to a release. When crews got to the 5600 block of Rustin Woods Drive the garage was fully engulfed in flames.

Crews said flames were coming from the trusses above the garage door, and they were extending approximately 15-20 feet from the west wall of the garage.

Firefighters rescued a dog and two cats, according to the release. A third cat was found, but would not let firefighters retrieve it. That cat and three other cats were later retrieved by the owners.

All animals are in good health, officials said.

The home sustained smoke damage, but the fire did not extend beyond the garage, investigators said. The siding of a nearby home suffered some damage from the heat as well.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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