SAN ANTONIO -- Firefighters rushed to rescue several pets from a burning home on the East Side Friday.
Fire crews were called to the 3400 block of Chateau Drive, near Interstate 35 and AT&T Center Parkway, around 11:00 a.m. Friday. Officials said it appears the fire started in the garage area.
The owners of the home made it out of the home without injury.
News 4 WOAI was told 17 cats and 2 dogs were inside the home when it caught fire. Firefighters were able to get nine of the cats and both of the dogs out alive. EMS crews then began using special animal respirators to help revive them.
An arson team has been called to the scene to help determine the cause of the fire.