21 Cats Rescued From Gahanna-Area House Fire

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Twenty-one cats were rescued from a house fire near Gahanna Monday morning.

According to fire crews, a fire broke out at a home in the 200 block of Rocky Fork Drive.

Mifflin Township firefighters said it was the largest pet rescue they had seen.

Two cats suffered burns, and one of them needed oxygen to recover.

A woman that lived in the home was part of a group called Colony Cats, which is why she had so many of the animals. Some of the cats were from another foster home that caught fire last week.

The Capital Area Humane Society was on scene to take care of the cats following the fire.

The home owner told firefighters he was in the kitchen when he heard a smoke alarm and saw the couch on fire. He used a fire extinguisher to battle the blaze.

Investigators said they believed the fire started because of a frayed electrical cord.

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