SHAFTER, Calif. - The Kern County Fire Department received a report of an apartment fire on Kern Street in Shafter.
When fire crews arrived they forced the door open to the apartment to extinguish the fire.
Firefighters aid they found a total of 11 cats while doing a search of the apartment.
Seven of the 11 cats were rescued and helped on scene with animal oxygen masks.
Fire crews said they ventilated the remaining smoke from the unit with the use of power fans.
The fire was under control within 10 minutes of fire crews' arrival.
The damage reported is valued at $30,000 and on injuries were reported.
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