SCOTTSBLUFF — Authorities say a woman was hospitalized after a fire at the home where she lives with her husband.
Firetrucks were dispatched to the home at about 2:15 a.m. Thursday after smoke detectors alerted the home's residents, who called 911.
Scottsbluff Fire Capt. Justin Houstoun says flames were contained to the basement, but the rest of the house sustained smoke damage.
Houstoun says the woman suffered smoke inhalation and may also have suffered airway burns. He also says 26 cats died. Two were saved.