40 cats die in fire
WEST HAVEN: Fire officials say dozens of cats were killed and five were rescued during a house fire in Connecticut yesterday.
West Shore Fire Chief Stephen Scafariello said several fire departments responded to the blaze. Three adults and one child escaped unharmed, but he estimated that 40 cats died.
The house has significant damage and has been declared uninhabitable. The American Red Cross is helping the residents find temporary housing. – AP