Kitten Saves Family from House Fire

A 14 week old kitten named Alaska is being credited with saving the lives of her family on Friday.

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Alaska the kitten

A 14 week old kitten named Alaska is being credited with saving the lives of her family on Friday.

The Smith family of Taylorstown, PA says that Alaska  jumped on them insistently and woke them up to alert them to danger when their house caught fire early Friday morning.

“My cat jumped up and kept pawing my face. I just pushed her down not thinking anything. She kept doing it, so she got me alert. I heard popping sounds and then I saw a flicker and realized it was smokey in the house,” said Hillary Smith, who lived in the house with her fiancé and 2-year-old child.

Everyone made it out to safety but the family lost everything and the house is completely destroyed. The Red Cross is assisting the family. The fire is thought to have an electrical cause.

 

Hillary Smith talks to channel 11 news from Pittsburgh, telling how Alaska woke her when the family home was on fire.

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Kitten Saves Family from House Fire

  1. The other day I was at our Vet’s. There was a young woman and her little boy there to check on kittens available and she was petting one of the clinic cats——–a huge orange boy. I overheard her telling him that the cat who saved her life was a big orange one———he had jumped on her chest to awaken her when the house was on fire.

  2. I’m glad to hear that the family is okay. However, a cat is not a replacement for working smoke alarms. They got lucky.

    Smoke alarms are also much cheaper over their lifetime. 😉

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