Fort Atkinson house fire sends woman to hospital, kills cat

FORT ATKINSON, Wis. — A fire at a home in Fort Atkinson Wednesday sent a woman to the hospital for smoke inhalation and killed a cat, the city’s fire department said.

The fire broke out around 11:35 a.m. at a home in the 400 block of Edward Street. Fort Atkinson Fire Department Division Chief Dion Brown said when firefighters got to the scene, the porch was engulfed in flames and that the fire had spread into the house.

One person inside made it out but was taken to a hospital due to smoke inhalation. No one else was hurt.

The house suffered extensive damage, and Brown said he expects it will be a total loss. Nearby homes were not damaged.

More than a dozen fire departments responded to the scene.

Officials are still working to figure out what caused the fire.