The New Ulm Fire Department was called to a house fire on 717 South Valley Street late Tuesday afternoon. When firefighters arrived, they found the kitchen fully involved. Two residents were transported to the hospital by Allina Ambulance. Their conditions are not known at this time. Two cats died in the fire. Crews were able to contain the fire to the kitchen area however, there was heavy smoke damage to the entire home. The cause is currently under investigation. Crews were on the scene for about an hour and a half.