House Fire That Killed Pets Deemed Suspicious

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SHEFFIELD LAKE, Ohio — A house fire that killed four cats and three dogs has been deemed suspicious.

Firefighters were called to the home on Pinewood in Sheffield Lake just after 5:30 a.m. Saturday.

One woman was rescued from the home and taken to MetroHealth Medical Center for burns.  A second person was taken for smoke inhalation.

A cat that survived was taken to Avon Lake Animal Control to get checked out.

The family is now staying with friends.

The Sheffield Lake Fire Department would not offer additional details on the suspicious nature of the fire because the investigation is ongoing.