MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Miami Fire Rescue,trying to put out a fire in an abandoned home, found three kittens inside while searching for victims.
According to fire officials, they were dispatched just after 5:00 p.m. to the home located at 529 NW 56th Street.READ MORE: Three Rays homers back McClanahan in 4-0 win over Marlins
While units responded, neighbors attempted to use garden hoses to prevent the fire from spreading. Firefighters were able to put out the fire by removing all the plywood from the windows and doors.
While searching the house for victims, crews found the kittens trapped inside. One kitten sustained minor smoke inhalation and the other was not responsive. A third kitten was located inside the house but died from smoke inhalation.READ MORE: Environmental advocates who say Biscayne Bay is dying to gather Wednesday to find solutions
Firefighters continued searching hoping to find the mother cat, but was unsuccessful.
The kittens were transported to Miami Fire Station 9 to receive food and a good bath. Anyone interested in adopting the kittens can go by the station, located at 69 NE 62nd Street between the hours of 8am-5pm.
The fire is under investigation since it appears squatters were occupying the home and illegal tempering of the electrical meter box was also noticed.MORE NEWS: Parkland parents furious following Texas elementary school shooting: ‘They failed our kids again’
Miami Police is also assisting with the investigation.