I think the ants got tired of the cats and decided to burn the dump down.
Nine cats were killed in a Volusia County house fire, which was caused by a colony of ants Tuesday morning, fire officials said.
Rhonda Spivey, the homeowner, said she had about 80 cats in her home on Vine Street in Daytona Beach.
Daytona Beach fire said it recovered 36 cats from the home, nine of which were dead.
Spivey said she and her husband live in the home with the animals. She said people gave them cats and promised to come back to get them but never did.
Lt. Fred Godawa of the fire department said a colony of ants formed a nest around an electrical outlet on the living room wall, which sparked the fire. The investigator said it was first time he had seen a fire caused in this manner, according to Godawa.
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