LA PINE, OR -- A cat died in a fire that heavily damaged a La Pine home, Thursday morning. Crews responded to the 4th Street house just before 8:30 a.m. and found smoke coming from the eves and kitchen window, which had broken from the fire.
They extinguished the blaze and found the deceased pet. The homeowner was able to get out before firefighters arrived, but was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation. The cause of the fire is under investigation.