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Firefighters save cats from house fire overnight east of Columbia


No one is hurt following a small house fire east of Columbia early Friday morning.

Crews responded to the fire at a split-level home in the 5500 block of Pinehurst Lane around 4:20 a.m., according to the Boone County Fire Protection District.

More than a dozen firefighters at the scene put out a fire located in the lower level part of the home.

Three people and two cats were in the home at the time of the fire, according to the fire department. Firefighters said crews revived a cat found suffering from smoke inhalation. The second cat made it safely out of the home.

There were no other reports of injuries.

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