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UPDATE: One person displaced by St. John's house fire, three missing cats located safe

Two people were displaced and three cats were missing following a Sunday night house fire in St. John's. Keith Gosse/The Telegram
Two people were displaced and three cats were missing following a Sunday night house fire in St. John's. — Keith Gosse/The Telegram

Froude Ave. blaze was knocked down quickly; police seen focusing on gasoline can near the scene

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. —

One person was displaced following a house fire on Froude Avenue Sunday night. Information provided to The Telegram Sunday night indicated two people had been displaced.

Three cats that had been unaccounted for were also located later and were safe.

EARLIER STORY:

A suspicious house fire in St. John’s has displaced two people and three cats were unaccounted for Sunday night.

The fire was reported at about 9:15 p.m. and when firefighters from the St. John’s Regional Fire Department arrived on scene at Froude Avenue, smoke was coming from the front of the attached home.

Platoon chief Derek Hunt said both occupants were already out of the home when they arrived and that firefighters made a quick attack and had the fire knocked down fairly quickly.




While officials on the scene were not able to provide a cause for the blaze, police were seen roping off and guarding a plastic gasoline can located near the scene.

The inside of the home sustained moderate damage but there were no injuries to people.

Firefighters were still searching for the cats as operations were winding down.

More details will be provided as they become available.






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