CAIRO, IL (KFVS) - Cairo Firefighters responded to a house fire Friday afternoon in Cairo on 21st street.
Firefighters determined the fire started by accident in the kitchen of the home. The kitchen was destroyed, and the rest of the home has smoke damage.
One man was asleep, and woke up to smoke, but was able to get out safely.
Neighbors say the fire did spread to the attic.
Two dogs inside the home died. Neighbors say the dogs were hiding under a couch and died of smoke inhalation.