Eighteen cats and two bird were killed and several other animals were rescued during a house fire at 62 Smoky Hill Road in Berlin, according to fire officials.
The blaze broke out just after 1:30 a.m. and firefighters said they had it under control in about 20 minutes.
The female homeowner was able to escape without being injured.
The surviving animals include seven cats and one sheep dog named Quigley. They are in the custody of Berlin Animal Control.
One other cat is missing.
The fire appears to have started in mudroom and caused extensive fire and water damage, fire officials said.
The cause is under investigation.
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