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Woman hospitalized, man injured, 12 cats die in house fire

WARSAW – A woman was hospitalized and a man was injured in a house fire Saturday on Canaway Road, the Wyoming County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday.

Donna Slocum of 2043 Canaway was treated at Wyoming County Community Hospital and later admitted to Erie County Medical Center with second-degree burns, the sheriff’s office said.

Joe Slocum suffered minor burns and was treated at the scene.

The fire was reported just before 3 p.m.

Damage to the home was estimated at $75,000. The Red Cross is assisting the Slocums and their daughter.

Twelve cats died in the fire, the cause of which is under investigation.