Just after 9 a.m. on Thursday April 16th, Local members responded to a house fire in the 7600 block of W. Laurel Ave. in Unincorporated Jefferson County. Initial reports stated the garage was on fire and residents were trying to collect their animals to evacuate. Engine 13 arrived on scene and stretched an 1 3/4” hose line for fire attack in the garage. Medic 13 searched the house to make sure all occupants got out. Three cats were located safe in the basement. Members checked the home for extension and determined the fire was contained to the garage - damaging the contents inside. No injuries to report. Cause is under investigation. Thank you to Local 1309 and Jefferson County Sheriffs Office for your support on this incident.