100 cats die in California house fire

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Officials said nearly 100 cats died in a California house fire that also nearly killed the woman who lived there, according to CBS San Francisco.

According to the report, firefighters early Tuesday had to cut through metal netting to save the woman in her 70s who had installed the fencing to keep the cats from escaping.

The woman is a volunteer cat rescuer who cares for and neuters cats and helps them find permanent homes.

According to the report, he woke up to the sound of her lone dog barking after her fire alarm failed to sound and saw smoke billowing from a bedroom. A fire dispatcher told her to stay low until crews got there and cut through the fencing that trapped her.

Officials said six cats survived.

Source: CBS San Francisco