Fire destroys Laurel home while owners away

LAUREL, MS (WDAM) - Around 10 a.m. on Friday firefighters in Laurel responded to a fully engulfed house on Airport Drive.

Fire officials said no one was home at the time of the fire; however, three cats were inside the home. One of the cats were rescued and taken to a local shelter, the others died before firefighters arrived.

Battalion Chief Joel Blackwell said the fire looks to have started in the kitchen around the stove area.

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