DESTIN — One cat died in a house fire Friday night that likely started in the garage and left most of the home damaged.
Three cats and one resident were in the home at 1208 Quail Lake Boulevard off Airport Road when the fire started, according to Fire Chief Kevin Sasser with the Destin Fire Control District.
One cat died, one was missing and the other was given oxygen, Sasser said. The resident was not injured.
The fire was reported about 5:45 p.m. Smoke and flames were visible when firefighters arrived, Sasser said.
Most of the blaze was contained to the garage, but much of the rest of the home sustained smoke damage.
Sasser said that the state Fire Marshal's Office was called to investigate the cause of the fire.
Crews from the Okaloosa Island and North Bay fire departments assisted Destin firefighters at the scene.