MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Firefighters rescued three family pets from a house fire in south Minneapolis Wednesday night.

The fire chief said they could see flames on the front porch of the home on 17th Avenue South when they arrived.

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It spread to the first and second floor.

Firefighters were able to quickly bring it under control.

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No one was home at the time, but firefighters rescued and resuscitated three cats that were inside.

A dog did not make it.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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(credit: CBS)

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