Fire damaged a first-floor unit at Patchen Place Apartments in Lexington on Monday. The cause was not immediately known.
The occupant was work when the fire was reported at noon, but a cat inside the apartment died, Battalion Chief Todd Samuelson said.
“We did try to revive it, but we were unsuccessful,” Samuelson said. “We tried to give it the best effort. We know how important people’s pets are to them.”
An investigator is trying to determine the cause of the fire, which appeared to have started in a front room. The drywall limited the fire to that room.
Firefighters were using fans to eliminate smoke from neighboring apartments, Samuelson said. The only occupant who will have to move is the one whose apartment was burned, he said.
Patchen Place Apartments is a complex at Patchen Drive and Gribbin Drive off Richmond Road, east of downtown Lexington.