The alarm sounded for KC firefighters at 12:03 a.m. Saturday morning.
When the first crews arrived at 12:07 a.m.- heavy flames were already showing from the basement windows of the home in the 8700 block of Belleview.
Two "small streams" or 1-3/4-inch handlines were used to bring the fire under control at 12:18 a.m..
The occupants escaped safetly- but 2 cats perished in the fire.
A fire investigator was sent to the scene- but his findings were unavailable at post time.