The Woodstock Fire Department, along with Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services, responded to a structure fire on Buckingham Place in Woodstock just before 6 p.m. Tuesday.
Upon arrival on the scene, the crews were met with heavy fire conditions and initiated an aggressive interior fire attack, along with a search for victims. The homeowner and a Woodstock Police officer were treated at the scene for smoke inhalation and released. No other people were injured as a result of the fire.
“The homeowner and the officer had attempted to enter the structure to rescue animals inside,” Woodstock Assistant Fire Chief Jimmy Eley said in a news release. “Attempts to rescue the homeowner’s pets, including two cats, were sadly unsuccessful.”
Officials said the cause of the fire is still under investigation.