BELMONT, NC (WJZY) - Crews were on the scene of a large house fire Thursday evening.
The fire happened just before 6 p.m. Thursday, March 17 along Clay Street.
Officials said everyone who was inside the home made it out OK - but unfortunately homeowner's cats did not make it out and were discovered dead underneath a bed.
Fire officials said the fire started from a discarded cigarette on the front porch.
The home appears to be a total loss.