CASTRO VALLEY (CBS SF) — A cat perished and three more were saved from a one-alarm fire at a Castro Valley home Saturday morning, according to an Alameda County Fire Department spokeswoman.

The fire was reported around 8:15 a.m. at a home in a multi-unit building in the 20000 block of Anita Avenue, according to a fire dispatcher.

No human residents were at home when fire crews arrived on the scene, but firefighters quickly located four cats inside the home and brought them outside, fire spokeswoman Aisha Knowles said.

Fire and medical personnel were able to save two cats using pet resuscitation masks, and a third didn’t require medical attention, she said.

One of the cats died after being brought outside.

Firefighters knocked down the blaze in less than 10 minutes, and no other injuries were reported, Knowles said.

According to the spokeswoman, the fire appears to have started in the home’s kitchen, but the exact cause has not yet been determined.

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