Firefighter Phil McFarlane said watching the cat owners visit the cattery to see if their cat survived "has been difficult".
He added that they were working with the cattery owners to find how many cats were killed in the blaze.
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As temperatures fall this weekend the amount of sunshine we will see is on the rise. After a mild November, December is off to a cool start.
Breaks in the cloud overnight will allow mist and fog patches to develop. Sunny spells developing tomorrow.