The Portage Fire Department was dispatched to a structure fire early Thursday morning. 

Crews made their way to the 700 block of 3rd ST NW, and when they arrived on the scene, they were met by a fully-engulfed duplex.  

The firefighters report that houses on both sides were saved due to a fast response. But, sadly, the home involved suffered extensive damage.  

According to crews, all occupants were able to evacuate safely, and firefighters were able to make entry and rescue a cat. 

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Photo Credit-Portage la Prairie Professional FirefightersPhoto Credit-Portage la Prairie Professional Firefighters