Pets perish in Saturday night fire near Aksarben area

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) -- Omaha Fire responded to a residential fire near 61st and Shirley Streets Saturday night.

Heavy smoke was seen coming from the home, crews were able to extinguish the fire quickly.

No one was home at the time but one dog and two cats perished in the fire, according to the release.

The cause of the fire was determined accidental.