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Tampa, Florida -- Tuesday afternoon, Tampa Fire Rescue crews rescued three cats and a 7-foot boa constrictor trapped in a second floor bedroom of a home on fire on E. 23rd Avenue. 

Tampa Fire says when firefighters arrived at the home they found heavy smoke coming from both floors and the roof of the home. Firefighter's entered the home in efforts to locate the fire and search for residents still inside.

The cats were taken to a rescue unit where they were given oxygen. All are reportedly making a full recovery. The cats, named Luna, Bonnie, and Leo along with Melsuine, the boa constrictor were then turned over to their owner Tania Jimenez. 

PHOTOS: 3 cats, boa constrictor rescued from house fire

The fire which caused significant damage to the home was declared under control in 15 minutes. No one was home at the time and no firefighters were injured in the fire fight. 

The cause and origin is under investigation by the Tampa Fire Marshall's Office.

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