Firefighters rescued at least two rabbits and two cats from the burning basement of a Fairfield home Wednesday morning, and although the house is damaged, everyone is safe, according to the fire department.
Crews responded to the house at 464-466 Knapps Highway around 10:15 a.m. Wednesday after residents noticed smoke emanating from the basement and called 911, according to the fire department.
The residents made it out but told emergency responders that family pets were still in the basement. Firefighters rescued all the animals and knocked down the fire after about half an hour on scene, fire officials said.
Firefighters said the basement sustained smoke damage and the house had no working smoke detectors.