LIVERMORE -- A fire that destroyed a Livermore home Wednesday also killed the homeowners' two cats and left them with $175,000 in estimated damages.
At 4:44 p.m., the Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department was dispatched to a house on Cameo Drive. Crews arrived to find the single-family detached residence filled with heavy black smoke.
No victims were located, and the fire was under control in 15 minutes. It was later determined that the owners were not home at the time of the fire.
Firefighters remained on scene until 9:49 p.m.
According to the fire department, the home sustained heavy damage to the dining room, living room and kitchen areas, and there was floor-to-ceiling smoke damage throughout the rest of the home and to all of its contents.
Two cats that were inside the home at the time of the fire were later found dead.
The fire, which did not appear suspicious, began somewhere in the dining room. Investigators have not identified the specific cause due to heavy fire damage.
Damage was estimated at $75,000 to the structure and another $100,000 to the contents.
The fire department determined the home was uninhabitable.
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