The Hartford Fire Department rescued two small kittens from a burning house on Monday afternoon and officials looking into the cause of the fire said it appears suspicious.
Crews responded to the fire on 9-11 Deerfield Ave. on Monday afternoon and found the second and third floors on fire.
Deputy Police Chief Brian Foley said the firefighters temporarily nicknamed the two kittens Deerfield and Smokey and the kittens are reportedly doing fine, the fire captain said.
The fire was out by 5 p.m. on Monday and 11 people were displaced and need to be relocated because of extensive damage to the house.
Hartford Fire Captain Raul Ortiz said they had gotten a report of a child being trapped inside, but said the person was able to make it out on their own.
No tenants were injured, but a firefighter was transported to St. Francis Hospital for heat exhaustion.