Several cats and dogs were killed by the fire and five people were hurt, including one victim with critical injuries.
The firefighters were able to extinguish the fire by 12:23 a.m., according to the OCFA.
Four victims were taken to a local hospital. One victim was found to be in critical condition while the others were in guarded condition. A fifth person was also injured but turned down a ride to a hospital – probably because a paramedic trip can cost over $2,000 if you are uninsured.
The OCFA did not identify the cause of this fire.
The fire was isolated to a garage at a two-story residence. No injuries were reported.