No one was injured in an extensive house fire Tuesday, Aug. 8 on Milaca’s north end.
Milaca firefighters were called to 1125 Woodland Court NW at about 3:15 p.m. The fire was off of 11th Street Northwest, in a cul-de-sac just west of the Fairview Milaca Clinic.
Thick, black smoke bellowed from the fire and could be seen from some distance. The heat from the rolling flames was intense, according to witnesses.
The home belonged to Betty Jo Kragt. Kraght was not home at the time. However, there we’re four pets inside the residence at the time of the fire, Kragt’s daughter Kelly Kragt told the Union-Times.
A Yorkie dog made it out of the home, Kelley Kragt said. However, three cats were missing as of about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Two of the cats 3-month old kittens: a gray long-hair named Stormy and a dark calico named Calypso.Mittens, a 14-year-old black and white long-haired cat was also missing.
Check back with the Union-Times for more details.