Fire in Napa cattery kills about 30 cats |

Fire in Napa cattery kills about 30 cats

NAPA, Calif. (AP) – Napa County fire officials say 30 cats died in a structure fire that was likely caused by faulty electrical wiring.

Fire Marshall Pete Munoa said the cats were housed in a cattery behind a Napa house belonging to a woman who used to breed and sell cats.

Two animals escaped Sunday’s fire after the property owner’s son opened the 300-square foot structure’s door to free them.

Munoa said the owner estimated that the cats, which were pedigreed felines, were each worth about $500.

He said faulty electrical wiring is the suspected cause of the fire.

Information from: The Napa Valley Register,

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