Pet cat killed in Ogden Street fire

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.

Fire officials believe it was started by a candle in a bedroom

Fire damaged the second floor of this home on Ogden Street in Thunder Bay Saturday morning. The family escaped, but one pet cat was killed in the fire. (Adam Burns/CBC)

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.

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