Baltimore Firefighters Rescue Unconscious Cat During Rowhouse Fire

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Photo via Baltimore Fire Facebook page
Photo via Baltimore Fire Facebook page

First responders had a lot of work to do over the weekend, thanks to the heavy rains that caused historic flooding in Baltimore and the surrounding areas.

On Saturday morning, the Baltimore Fire Department was called to a rowhouse fire in the 2500 block of West Fairmount Avenue in South Baltimore. It took them about 40 minutes to put out the blaze — and while they were doing so, they discovered an unconscious cat in one of the homes. (All the human occupants had already made it out okay.)

According to the department, the firefighters carried the cat out of the burning building and requested assistance from animal control. In the meantime, they put a child-size oxygen mask on the animal and were able to revive it. In the photo above, the cat looks a bit battered–but alive.



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