Cats die in fire

The trailer in Boynton Beach where two cats died in a fire Friday morning. Firefighters rescued a dog, two turtles and a snake.

(Palm Beach County Fire Rescue / September 14, 2012)

Two cats died in a fire this morning in Boynton Beach – but a dog, two turtles and snake were saved.

Palm Beach County Fire Rescue officials said fire crews were called a fire on the 7800 block of Metro Drive.

The first crews on the scene reported heavy smoke from a mobile home. The residents rold firefighters there was a fire in the kitchen area and that family pets were still inside.

Despite the blaze, crews went inside and were able to save a dog, two turtles and a snake. Two family cats were found but they were already dead.

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The home was destroyed and the family has been displaced. The Red Cross has been called to assist with housing and other needs.