On 07/17/2017 at 1041 hours, the Bardstown Fire Department was dispatched for a report of smoke in the kitchen in the 100 block of Purcell Ave. First arriving companies reported heavy smoke showing with fire venting out the front window. Crews used an 1 3/4″ hand line to extinguish the fire and conducted extensive overhaul. Five cats perished in the fire. The Fire Marshal investigated the fire and it appeared that the fire started int he laundry room and extended out into the kitchen. The exact cause is undetermined. Crews were on scene for about two and half hours.