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3 Pets Die in Bartonville House Fire

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Two cats and a dog died this morning after a house fire in Bartonville.

Bartonville police and firefighters responded to 221 Buena Vista at 5:30 a.m. Several pets were rescued, but three died. All residents escaped the house safely.

A fire found in the basement was quickly extinguished by firefighters. 

The cause of the fire is under investigation. 

Tim is the News Director at WCBU Peoria Public Radio.