Harlem Roscoe Fire Department Fire Chief Don Shoevlin reports, " Harlem-Roscoe Firefighters were dispatched at approximately 11:30am for a possible structure fire in a single family home on Wild Deer Trail (Jan. 11th). Upon arrival we found a ranch-style home with smoke visible and the family outside. We discovered a fire in the basement which was extinguished quickly. The fire was contained to the basement. At this time the fire is under investigation but appears to be accidental. There were no injuries to the occupants or fire personnel. A pet parakeet and an elderly cat were rescued from the home, but sadly the cat had perished. Thanks to the auto aid local fire departments that assisted with this call." Photos by Photographer Sheryl Drost.