6 cats, 1 dog killed in LI house fire

Firefighters battling a blaze. Not the specific fire in which six cats and one dog were killed on Friday.
Firefighters battling a blaze. Not the specific fire in which six cats and one dog were killed on Friday. Photo credit [John Shishmanian/ NorwichBulletin.com] / USA TODAY NETWORK

HICKSVILLE, N.Y. (1010 WINS) — Six cats and one dog were killed in a Hicksville house fire on Friday, according to the Nassau County Fire Marshal.

None of the human residents of the house were home, leaving the pets trapped as the fire spread through the house, according to officials.

Neighbors called 911 to report the first just before noon, authorities said.

Sixty volunteer firefighters from Hicksville and nearby towns responded to the fire.

The emergency responders were reportedly able to get the fire under control within an hour.

One firefighter suffered a minor hand injury, and received treatment at Nassau University Medical Center.

The fire marshal said the blaze was caused by an electrical issue.

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