Family pets die in Mosinee house fire

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MOSINEE, Wis. (WSAW) --- The cause of a fire that resulted in the deaths of family pets is still under investigation.

Firefighters from Riverside, Mosinee, SAFER and Kronenwetter all responded to a fire at home on Wilson Street of Western Avenue late Sunday evening.

According to the homeowner, no one was home at the time the fire, but a dog and a cat were inside and could not be rescued.

Crews had been on scene since 8:30 p.m. The home is considered a total loss, according to the fire chief with Mosinee. He said because of the age of the building, it made it difficult to get the fire under control.