Fire heavily damaged a home in Watertown Thursday afternoon.
Firefighters from the city and town of Watertown were called to the house at 1728 Huntington Street in the city at around 1:30 p.m.
A man, who didn't wish to give his name, told 7 News he lived alone in the home.
He said he had been working outside behind the house when a passerby stopped to tell him his house was on fire.
The man said his cat is unaccounted for.
"It was cooking pretty good. The whole downstairs is at least charred. We had the majority of the flames knocked down in the first five minutes we were here. So it had been burning for a little bit," said Watertown Battalion Chief Tucker Wiley.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Wiley said the department's response was delayed because the fire was initially called in as being in the town of Watertown.