Six Cats Killed in Early Morning Fire

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THROOP -- Crews in Lackawanna County battled fire early Monday morning.

The flames started around 3:30 a.m. in the 600 block of Sanderson Street in Throop.

Everyone inside the five unit home was able to get out safely.  A resident said he got out with his wallet, cell phone and nothing else.

"I heard a woman screaming, ah fire, fire and I jumped out and put a shirt on and I came out the door and it was already spreading down the side of the house," said fire victim Steve Thomas.

A woman tells us six cats were killed in the fire, but some other pets were able to escape.

No word on what sparked the flames.

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