Just before 10 a.m., fire crews were called to a home in the 700 block of Young Street. Nocona Volunteer Fire Chief Rusty Henley says a citronella candle on the back porch started the fire. He says the homeowner was not home but his five cats were.
Chief Henley says only two cats and a kitten made it out alive. He also says also the home had no working smoke detectors inside.
The fire destroyed the house which the chief says was insured.
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