Weekend fire claims lives of pets in Breese home

BREESE — While no human injuries were reported, a weekend house fire in Breese took the lives of one dog and two cats.

No one was home Saturday afternoon when a passerby noticed flames coming from the home in the 900 block of North Fourth Street in Breese.

Breese firefighters responded to the scene around 3:30 p.m. Saturday and report flames were coming through the windows of the home upon their arrival. The home is considered a total loss.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.