An early morning fire Wednesday leaves four pets dead and everyone living in the house with no injuries.

It happened near 28th and “R” Streets, according to Lincoln Fire and Rescue.  Fire officials say the four people inside the house said the walls got hot and they could smell smoke from the second level.

All four were able to get out of the house.  Three cats and a parakeet all died in the fire.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation and damage estimates are around $60,000.

OTHER NEWS: Lincoln Public Schools call off Wednesday classes.