CLEARWATER — Firefighters and rescue units responded to reports of a fire at On Top Of The World condominiums in Clearwater Thursday morning.
Clearwater Police and Fire Rescue spokeswoman Elizabeth Watts said the fire began in a plastic garbage can inside one of the units. When firefighters arrived, the man who lived inside was already outside, but his cats were inside.
Rescue workers were able to rescue the cats and put the fire out quickly, Watts said. Damage was minimal, and was mostly caused by smoke.