COLORADO SPRINGS — The Colorado Springs Fire Department is on the scene of a basement fire at 6585 Sproul Lane working cleanup and investigation.
A call for smoke showing from the home near Dublin and Union came in before 11:00 a.m.
Crews were able to contain the fire within 20 minutes, but remained on the scene, along with representatives from the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region.
News5 is told crews rescued 3 cats from the home, but at least 10 were found dead. CSFD expects to find many more deceased.
A spokesperson for CSFD says crews had a hard time addressing the fire as the home appears to be 'a hoarding situation'.
Further details on what may have started the fire are not yet available. As of noon, CSFD has not been able to contact the homeowners.
According to county records, the homeowner is listed as Sherri Brunzell who was convicted in 2015 of neglecting horses at a property in Black Forest. In that case, some of the horses were found dead and decomposing inside a barn.
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