Kern County Fire Department rescues pet lizard, family cat in Taft house fire

No one was in home at the time of the fire

TAFT, Calif. - A pet lizard and the family cat are safe this morning in Taft after being rescued by the Kern County Fire Department from a house fire on Saturday.

The KCFD says fire crews responded to a call of flames coming from the roof of a house in the 400 block of Lucard Street in Taft. After arriving to the home, fire crews made an aggressive attack on the fire, specifically in the attic of the home, which is where the flames appeared to be coming from.

After the fire was put out, crews completed a search of the home and found a pet lizard and the family cat, who were rescued without suffering any injuries. No one else was inside the home at the time of the fire.

The KCFD says the fire was put under control after about 15 minutes, and that the cause of the fire is under investigation. Residents of the home are being assisted by the Red Cross. No other injuries were reported.

It's estimated that there was a $50,000 loss in damages due to the fire. 

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