3 pets killed, several missing after house fire in South Euclid

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SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio -- A number of pets were killed, and several are missing after a fire at a home in South Euclid early Friday.

According to the South Euclid Fire Department, the fire was reported at just after 1 a.m. at a home on Warrendale Road. When firefighters arrived on scene, the rear of the home was on fire.

The residents had gotten out of the home and were not hurt.

But there were 13 animals in the house during the fire, including 11 cats and two birds. Three of the cats were found alive, and seven are missing, according to firefighters.

One cat and the two birds died in the fire.

Fire departments from University Heights, Cleveland Heights, Lyndhurst and Beachwood responded. The American Red Cross also assisted.