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Published: Thursday, 10/19/2006

Losses in home fire include 10 pet cats

A fire yesterday caused about $25,000 damage to an East Toledo home and killed the occupants' 10 cats, authorities said.

A faulty gas dryer started the blaze about 1:45 a.m. at 34 Poplar St., Battalion Fire Chief Gary Martin said.

The home's occupants, David and Sharon Brown, were not hurt, but their 10 cats died, the chief said.

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