Firefighters rescue cat from Paterson NJ house fire

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Paterson, NJ firefighters rescued a gray cat and treated him (or her) with oxygen at the scene of a 2nd alarm residential fire at 42 North Main St. in Paterson on June 24th 2015  at approximately 3:50 p.m.

YouTube user tornadochaser66 uploaded a 14 minute raw video from the scene, which includes 4 minutes with the cat being treated for smoke inhalation and exposure to the heat from the fire.

A firefighter carries the cat into frame at about minute 8:40 of the video, and the camera stays on the cat as he is treated with oxygen. The camera cuts away from the cat again at minute 12:35.

We did not see where the cat was carried from the burning building but he obviously was inside. He is panting and foaming at the mouth and his tongue is hanging out when firefighters begin to administer oxygen with the aid of a pet oxygen mask. Kitty squirms but appears to know he needs the oxygen.

Fios 1 news reported that three cats were rescued from the fire and all were ok afterward. The Fios report includes footage of kitty’s treatment and interview commentary with resident Katherine Rodriguez, who says she lost everything from flames that burned her first floor apartment in the three unit building.

Watch tornadochaser66’s video. The cat is featured from minute 8:40 to 12:35

Watch the Fios 1 report on the story

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