Kern County firefighters put down an apartment fire in the 300 block of Oasis Drive on Sunday.
According to the department, no one was injured during the escape. However, a number of animals perished during the fire, including two dogs, at least one cat and pet rats.
One cat was saved from the fire and was provided oxygen from a firefighter.
Kern County Fire Engine 74 was first on scene, followed by Engines 77 and 73.
According to battalion chief, the cause of the fire remains under investigation.