(Silverton, OR) -- Authorities say 30 cats were killed in a house fire in Silverton on Saturday. One resident of the home ran Silverton Cat Rescue, and firefighters say the cats likely died from smoke and heat. When firefighters arrived, the home was at least 30-percent involved in heavy fire. It took several hours to put out the fire. The house is a total loss with damage estimated at 700-thousand dollars. People in the house were able to escape without injury. The cause of the fire was electrical.