9 cats killed, 2 people hospitalized after Orange County house fire

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Two people were hospitalized for smoke inhalation and at least nine cats and one rabbit died Tuesday following a house fire in Orange County.

Firefighters said when they arrived before 9 a.m., heavy smoke and flames were coming from the first and second floor of the home on West Gulley Avenue in Oakland.


Officials said the home was destroyed.

Firefighters said they are unable to determine the exact number, but that approximately nine or 10 cats and one rabbit died in the fire.

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The cause of the fire is under investigation by the state fire marshal’s office.

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Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson, WFTV.com

Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.