East Nashville house fire rekindles; As many as 7 cats killed

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A home in East Nashville was damaged and several cats killed in a fire early Friday morning.

Firefighters were called to a home on North 17th Street and Forrest Avenue around 2 a.m.

The homeowner was not there when the fire began but a house sitter was able to call 911.

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Crews were able to extinguish the fire quickly but it reignited around 4:30 a.m. The fire was fully contained around 5:15 a.m.

The rekindled fire did extensive damage to the home and as many as seven cats who were inside the residence were killed.

Fire officials told News 2 the homeowner’s music memorabilia and a 1964 Corvette stored in a garage were damaged.

At one point, flames spread to a nearby cable box and utility pole, knocking out cable service to the immediate area.

No injuries were reported.

Fire officials believe faulty wiring may have been the cause of the fire.

(Photo: WKRN)