A Thunder Bay family lost two pets this weekend, with one cat dying in a fire at the family's Ogden Street home and another cat missing. A third cat escaped safely.

Crews with the Thunder Bay Fire Service responded to a report of a fire on the city's south side around 11 a.m. Saturday and found smoke coming from a second-storey window.

In a news release issued Saturday, the fire service said the fire was contained to a second-floor bedroom and was believed to have been caused by a burning candle.

There was some smoke and heat damage to the rest of the second floor, but the family managed to escape without any injuries.