COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - A firefighter received minor injuries and a few pets died in a Colorado Springs house fire on Sunday.
The fire department was called to a structure fire at 6:40 p.m. in the 2300 block of Revere Lane. The neighborhood is near N. Union Boulevard and Constitution Ave. Crews arrived at the home within three minutes of receiving the call, according to the Colorado Springs Fire Department.
"Crews were able to rescue one cat, and one dog... as the tortoise and one cat perished," the department wrote in a release.
The home is not in a habitable state. The occupant is expected to be displaced for an unknown amount of time.
A firefighter was injured during the blaze. A coupling came loose from a hydrant and hit the firefighter knocking him from his feet. The firefighter was cleared by medical personnel to return back to work that night.
The cause of the fire is "undetermined" according to the fire department.
There were no audible smoke alarms when crews arrived on scene.
"The Colorado Springs Fire Department wants to remind all of our citizens of the value of early notification," the department added in a release.