2 cats killed in Pearl City house fire

PEARL CITY (HawaiiNewsNow) - Firefighters responded to a Pearl City house fire that claimed the lives of two cats Thursday morning.

Crews were sent to a Lehua Avenue residence at 7 a.m.

The home is located in the Pearl City Peninsula Military Housing.

According to officials, a woman who was home at the time managed to escape.

Aside from the two cats, there were other pets that survived including dogs, rabbits and other small creatures.

Officials say the fire was caused by an electrical malfunction in the living room.

Damages are estimated at $50,000.

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