Guelph Fire officials are investigating the cause and an estimate of damage of a house fire in the north end of the city this morning.
Emergency crews arrived at 165-Country Club Drive just after 9:30 to find thick black smoke on the street side of the home. Fire was also found to have broken through the kitchen window around back.
The blaze was quickly brought under control and extinguished. No one was home at the time of the fire but a family cat was found in the home and removed in grave condition. The cat was resuscitated and its condition improved as it was able to breathe on its own.