MINOT, N.D. (AP) - Officials in Minot say one of two residents who escaped a Friday morning house fire was taken to the hospital with heat and fire burns.
Battalion Chief John Hocking says crews were dispatched to the house about 7:20 a.m. Friday and found heavy flames coming out of the front window on the east side. Hocking says crews were able to knock down the big flames in about 10 minutes, but crews continued mop up operations for about 1 1/2 hours.
Firefighters were able to rescue two cats from the home, but a third cat died.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
The blaze was largely confined to the main floor, and no structural damage was seen.