WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Sedgwick County Fire District No. 1 battled a house fire just after noon on Friday in the southeast part of the county.

The fire was located at 5640 S. 103rd St. E., which is northeast of Derby.

Battalion Chief Jeremy Whitney says crews arrived and found “the majority fire on the exterior of the house.”

No one was inside the home, and crews were able to get the fire out in about 15 minutes. Whitney said several cats died in the fire.

Crews are still investigating how it started. Wichita, Derby, Rose Hill and McConnell units also responded to provide mutual aid as there are no hydrants in the area.