Firefighters rescue animals from structure fire

Shawnee Firefighters responded to a structure fire on the 600 block of Park Street at 10:16 Friday morning.

Upon arrival, firefighters rescued a resident from the roof of the porch, Captain Dennis Taron said.

After getting the resident to safety, firefighters were able to rescue six cats and three dogs from the residence. There were several animals that were unable to be rescued, Taron said.

Firefighters had the fire under control by 10:30 a.m., Taron said.

The kitchen area was the most damaged, he said.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.