Electric heaters are now being blamed for starting a fire that killed 18 cats Thursday morning.
The fire broke out at a home on Smokey Hill Road in Berlin.
The homeowner was able to escape the fire, along with several other pets.
Channel 3 Eyewitness News was told firefighters provided oxygen to a number of cats in an attempt to save them.
Seven survived and are being cared for at the town's shelter.
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