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Firefighters rescue 19-year-old cat from Prairie Village house fire

A fire erupted shortly after 10 this morning at a house in the 6700 block of El Monte in Prairie Village.

Owner Tia Franks said she left her house and had been to a nearby farmer's market for about 10 minutes when a neighbor approached her.

"She said, 'Your house is on fire,'" Franks said.

Fire officials were investigating the fire's cause. There was damage in the garage and in the house.

Firefighters did rescue Franks' 19-year-old black cat, Kiva. Franks said Kiva was in an upstairs bathroom. Firefighters gave Kiva some oxygen and the cat seemed fine, Franks said.

"I have no idea how the fire started, I have nothing plugged in," Franks said.

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