Several cats were killed in a mobile home fire on Ashley Street yesterday afternoon, though three kittens were able to be rescued.
The Hopkinsville Fire Department report says the first call of the blaze came in at 1:37, with crews arriving at 1:44.
Heavy smoke was already coming from the trailer, where the residents had escaped but several cats were still inside. The report says between 17 and 20 cats had lived in the home and that the three rescued kittens were taken by animal control to the Christian County Animal Shelter.
The fire began in the kitchen and spread, causing 25-thousand dollars in damages to the structure and contents—a complete loss. The owner and resident of the home is listed as Mary Ann Seacrest. The cause of the fire is not known, but the report lists it as unintentional.