A fire in the basement of a two and a half story home at 215 Coriell Avenue in Fanwood this morning resulted in no injuries, said Tom Kranz, captain of the Fanwood Rescue Squad.
No one was home at the time of the fire except for two cats.
The Fanwood Fire Department rescued the cats, and after the Rescue Squad administered oxygen, the cats seemed to be alright, Kranz said. Local neighbors took them to the vet to ensure their safety.
Firefighters from Fanwood, Scotch Plains and Westfield responded to the fire, and the Fanwood Rescue Squad was assisted by Union County EMS, though no people were injured.
Neighbors reported hearing sounding smoke detectors in the home starting at around 4:00 a.m. The fire was extinguished by 7 a.m.
The cause of the fire is still being determined.