Early Thursday morning December 6 at 4:32 am, Burbank Fire received a call of a possible house fire at 726 N. Frederic.
Engine 14 was first to arrive at the scene and reported seeing smoke coming from a gable vent (attic) on the front side of the home and were met by the owner at the front of the home who stated that there was no one inside and they would not be able to gain access through the front door, according to Battalion Chief John Owings, Public Information Officer for the Burbank Fire Department.
Engine 12 was next on scene and pulled a hose line to the rear of the residence while Truck 12 assisted in venting the roof.
Firefighters were able to knock down the fire by 5:03 am and a Glendale Investigator was requested to come and determine the cause and origin of the fire.
Members of the Red Cross arrived to assist the now displaced homeowner and the Animal Shelter arrived on scene to help with her animals. A further search of the structure concluded with two deceased cats.
Owings said that the Burbank Building Department was called to the scene to assess structural integrity and livability. There were no injuries to civilians or firefighters and the cause of the fire is still under investigation.