An electrical fire in Silverton Saturday night destroyed a home that housed a cat rescue, killing about 30 cats.
Two people who lived in the home escaped unharmed.
Silverton Fire District responders say when they arrived, about a quarter of the “very large residential home” was consumed by fire. Even with an aggressive attack on the fire, crews say it took them several hours to extinguish every hot spot.
The home is considered a total loss with an estimated $700,000 in damages.