Seattle Firefighters Rescue and Revive 2 Cats Found Unconscious in their Burned Home

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Seattle, WA firefighters rescued and revived two cats who were overcome by smoke and unconscious when found in their burned home Wednesday evening.

No one was at home besides the cats when a fire started on the back porch of the South Seattle home. Firefighters with the Seattle Fire Department’s Engine Company 28 found the deck fully-involved with flames extending into the kitchen of the home when they arrived shortly after the first 911 call came in at 7:14 pm.

While searching the home for occupants the firefighters found the two unconscious cats inside the smoke-filled house. Fire crews rescued the cats and brought them outside, where firefighter/paramedics immediately administered oxygen and were able to revive both of them. Neighbors with animal carriers took in the cats until the homeowners returned.

“Both cats were in really bad shape,” said Seattle Fire paramedic Norris Edwards told KOMO News. “Neither one was breathing very much at all and they looked like they weren’t going to make it. But (paramedic) Kelly (Bursa) and I got oxygen on them and stimulated them, did a little bit of chest compression and that with the oxygen, we were able to get them breathing a lot better and wake them up.”

“A wonderful thing that they are alive now,” said paramedic Kelly Bursa.

Fire investigators ruled the fire as accidental and said it was caused by improperly discarded smoking materials left on a table on the back porch. The damage estimate is $150,000 to the structure and $50,000 to the contents.
















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