Firefighters battled a house fire at 21 E. Missouri in Evansville Monday morning.
A neighbor called 911 at 7:24 a.m. when he smelled smoke. Firefighters arrived just two minutes later.
The fire was out around 7:55, but the upstairs area of the house is destroyed.
A woman, her husband and five kids live in the home, but no one was there at the time of the fire.
Two dogs and two cats were rescued; another cat did not survive.
A cause has not yet been determined.
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