3 people hospitalized, three dozen cats killed in New Bedford house fire

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NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WLNE)- Three people were taken to the hospital after a County Street home caught fire Sunday morning.

Crews responded to the two-story home around 9:30 a.m.

District Chief Michael Dandurand said one man was taken to Rhode Island Hospital in serious condition. Two women were transported to St. Luke’s Hospital.Image 1

According to Dandurand, three dozen cats died in the fire, and about 20 were given oxygen by Animal Control on scene.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

This is a developing news story and will be updated with more information when it becomes available.

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