Two dogs and three additional cats were rescued from the building and turned over to ECPD Animal Control.
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU)-- Seven cats were killed in a house in Eau Claire Monday afternoon.
The Eau Claire Fire Department Battalion Chief says it happened around 1:30 at a two-story home on Erin Street. He says there was heavy smoke and fire damage to the second floor.
The two occupants were able to get out safely but seven cats were killed.
Crews were able to put the fire out within an hour and say Erin Street was also shut down for about an hour while they responded.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation. The damage is estimated to be $25,000.