KANNAPOLIS, N.C. -- The Kannapolis Fire Department rescued a woman and her two cats from her burning home Tuesday morning.

Fire crews were called to the scene in the 1500 block of Independence Square around 7:30 Tuesday to find heavy smoke and flames coming from the back of the home.

Firemen went into the burning structure and found one resident; she was safely removed from the home, along with two of her cats.

The woman was evaluated on scene by Cabarrus County EMS.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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