One firefighter was injured while battling a fire at a home on O'Connell Road in Colchester on Thursday and two cats are missing from the residence.
No one was home at the single-family home at 120 O'Connell Road when fire broke out.
Firefighters rescued a dog, but two cats are missing, officials said.
No information was released on what happened to the firefighter, but the injuries are not life-threatening.
The fire destroyed the top floor. The cause of the blaze is not known.