City fire investigation continues, cat found

As the investigation into Sunday’s three-alarm fire at the five-unit apartment house at 1524-1526 Memorial Ave., above, continued, fire officials focused their attention on the rear first-floor apartment of 25-year-old Antoinette Wright, Assistant Fire Chief Mark Killian said Monday. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Six people, including Latoye Hall, whose name was not available Sunday night, were left homeless. The local chapter of the American Red Cross was assisting the fire victims. Damage was estimated at $100,000, Killian said. Mya, a cat that was reported missing, was recovered from an apartment and was reunited with her owner. The cat’s sister, Pauly, was recovered earlier.

Killian said Charles Johnson’s family of five should be able to return to their home in a matter of days, adding that the fire caused exterior damage to Johnson’s double home, which was less that 20 feet from the apartment building.