Fire destroys Orange home, kills 3 cats

A fire destroyed a home in Orange Saturday night, completely gutting the structure, leaving a family homeless and taking the lives of three pets.The Orange

NORWALK - A fire destroyed a home in Orange Saturday night, completely gutting the structure, leaving a family homeless and taking the lives of three pets.

The Orange County fire chief says crews responded to the 911 call within four minutes of receiving it, but by the time they arrived, the fire had spread. Carla and Ken Apple, the homeowners, were able to escape the blaze along with their friend. The Apples? children were out of the house staying with a relative.

Firefighters were unable to save the family?s three cats, despite CPR efforts by members of the crew. The Apple family spent Sunday looking through the damage to save some of their possessions and memories.

The family has received help, clothing and food from neighbors. Fire officials say the cause of the fire is still under investigation, though they know it started in a first-floor bedroom.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

1 Healthy Heart: Importance of learning CPR
2 Healthy Heart: Heart attack symptoms in women
3 Scholar Athlete: Ben Kraninger
4 VIDEO: Former KY governor gives Democratic response to President Trump's address
President Donald Trump gave his first address to 5 VIDEO: President Trump addresses joint session of Congress, Part 1

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Focus on Connecticut Focus on Connecticut

Features local, state and federal officials discussing the issues around southwestern Connecticut.

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut. Our Lives

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut.

Each week News 12 Connecticut introduces you to Hometown Hero

News 12 highlights people who give to the community.

We spotlight a local team each week. Connecticut Team of the Week

Each week News 12 Connecticut highlights a team from a local school.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE