The Cherokee Fire and Rescue Department responded to a house fire at 223 Euclid Ave at 3 a.m. on Saturday
The fire was reported by a passer-by who call 911 and reported the home ablaze. First on the scene was Officer J.D. Rogge of the Cherokee Police Department, who entered the home and awoke the homeowner,Steve Nixon, and his girlfriend, Lisa Hare.
Also home at the time was Nixon's young daughter Nora, who was carried out by Rogge.
The fire department was on the scene for over 2 1/2 hours. The fire is still under investigation but is believed to have started on the home's porch. The home sustained major smoke and fire damage.
Nixon has two other children, Brianna and Will, but neither were home at the time of the fire.
All family possessions were a total loss, along with three of the family's cats.
An account has been set up on the family's behalf at North Star Community Credit Union in Cherokee.