Man and his cats die in Ogden house fire

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OGDEN (ABC4 News) – One man has died after a house fire in Ogden early Monday morning.

Authorities say two cats were also found dead inside, and believe there are at least 10 other cats unaccounted for. 

The fire broke out at 643 Brinker Avenue in Ogden.

Firefighters arrived at the two-story home around 3:40 a.m. and found the man inside who already died.

Firefighters do not know the age of the victim but say he lives alone.

Authorities are working on locating next of kin. In the meantime, neighbors say the man was known for his kindness. 

“Whenever mom needed him to fix like sprinkler systems or toilets”. Jeanne Wilson said. “He would go down there and visit her quite often.”

 Fire crews are putting out hot spots and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

The estimated cost of damage is $200,000.

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