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NORFOLK - 3 people escaped fire in their Norfolk home early Monday, but one cats didn't survive.

Crews saw fire and smoke in the back of the one-story home in the 9500 block of Inlet Road around 1:45 a.m.

Firefighters say the man, his wife and their granddaughter told them a cat woke them up and they were able to get out of the Bayview home.

It took crews about 45 minutes to put out the fire, said Battalion Chief Mike Hicks, and now the Fire Marshal's office is investigation how it started.

All but one of the approximately eight cats in the home have been accounted for, Hicks added.

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