The New Ulm Fire Department was called to a house fire at 717 South Valley this (Wednesday) morning. Firefighters arrived to find the kitchen fully involved. Two residents were taken to a hospital by Allina Ambulance. No word on their conditions. Two cats died in the fire. Crews were able to contain the fire to the kitchen but there was heavy smoke damage to the entire home. Fire and police crews were on the scene for about an hour and a half. A cause remains under investigation.