Several fire departments responded Wednesday morning as fire heavily damaged a small, wood-frame house.

Fire units from Malone, Penelope, Hillsboro,Hubbard, Bynum and Mertens  were called to the 200 block of East Ash Street in Malone with heavy flames showing when they arrived.

The Hill County Sheriff’s Office and Hill County Emergency Management also provided help.

Oxygen was provided one cat at the scene,

All occupants made it out safely.

The cause is still under investigation