SEMINOLE — Firefighters extinguished a blaze that destroyed a house Tuesday morning, according to Seminole Fire Rescue.
The fire at 8656 Lantana Drive was reported at 10:30 a.m. Several Seminole Fire Rescue trucks responded and had the fire under control in about 20 minutes, said spokeswoman Alison Shanabrook.
But the home was a total loss, she said. No one was home at the time, she said, but seven cats died in the blaze.
The house is owned by a couple, and one of the owners returned home while firefighters fought the blaze.
Some chemicals were in the garage that may need to be handled by a hazardous materials team. Investigators did not immediately determine the cause of the fire.
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