Firefighters put out blaze, rescue cat from house fire in Franklin

FRANKLIN, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Local firefighters successfully suppressed a house fire in Franklin on Wednesday night, August 4, while also saving a cat from the residence.

The Tess Corners Fire Department were dispatched to the area of McShane and Cheviot Roads in the City of Muskego Wednesday night for a possible structure fire.

The initial caller was only able to provide an approximate area of the fire before the phone line disconnected.

Tess Corners Fire Department says multiple emergency crews, alongside the City of Muskego Police Department, responded to the area and located a single family home that had smoke showing.

The residence was discovered to reside in the city of Franklin, causing additional units from the Franklin Fire Department to also respond.

Officials added that responding units immediately began an aggressive fire attack and search of the residence as neighbors informed responding firefighters that the homeowner may be inside.

Entry was gained and a search of the residence's first and second floor was performed.

A cat was located and immediately removed from the residence unharmed but scared, and no additional animals or humans were located in the residence.

The fire was reportedly contained to the kitchen area and damage was mitigated due to the quick response and action from all crews on scene.

The cat was cared for by Tess Corners EMS.

No information has been released on the cause of the fire but Tess Corners Fire Department states that is still under investigation.

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