A family escaped a house-destroying fire in Ozawkie Thursday morning, but their cat was lost.
Emergency crews responded to a reported house fire around 3 a.m. at 640 Delaware Dr., according to Jefferson County Sheriff Jeff Herrig. The house has been determined a total loss. The two residents inside were able to get out safely, but their cat was not.
Crews remained on scene as of 6:30 a.m. investigating the cause of the fire.