13 cats die in fire at rural south Fargo home

The fire was contained to a kitchen area but there was widespread smoke damage throughout the home.

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FARGO—Thirteen cats died in a fire at a rural south Fargo home Saturday, April 1, but no other injuries were reported, the Cass County Sheriff's Office said.

Multiple first responders were called out to the home in the 800 block of 88th Ave. S. shortly before 6:30 p.m.

The fire was contained to a lower kitchen area of the residence but there was widespread smoke damage throughout the entire house. The homeowners were home at the time, the sheriff's department said.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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