LAKEWOOD, Colo. — Crews from West Metro Fire Rescue (WMFR) responded to a fire early Wednesday morning at a home on West Wesley Avenue in Lakewood. That's near South Kipling Parkway and Morrison Road.
WMFR got the call of the fire just after 6:30 a.m., from a neighbor across the street, according to Ronda Scholting with WMFR.
The fire was extinguished quickly by crews.
Crews were able to rescue two adults, two children and multiple animals from the home, Scholting said. WMFR reported that one of the people rescued was transported to the hospital with serious injuries.
"There was significant number of pets in the home, including one dog, and 19 cats, including 8 kittens, sadly several of the cats were injured. One cat passed away and the dog also passed away," WMFR District Chief Gary Armstrong said.
"We ended up transported 11 cats to a vet to be treated. Two of the cats are super healthy, and we’re still looking for five of the cats. It sounds like two of them normally live outside."
"[There's] pretty significant on that back side [of the home], lots of fire damage obviously, lots of smoke damage," Armstrong said. "This family is probably not able to come back for quite some time after restoration does all of the work, as far as making the house livable again."
The cause and origin of the fire are still under investigation.
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