Westminster firefighters rescue, give oxygen to 2 cats found in burning townhouse
Last Updated: 52 days ago
WESTMINSTER, Colo. - Firefighters saved two cats Tuesday morning that hid under a bed when a townhouse caught fire.
The cat's owners, a family of four, were woken up by smoke detectors around 3:30 a.m.
When firefighters arrived at the townhouse on 81st Avenue near Federal Blvd., they found the parents and their two children outside in the parking lot.
They had exited safely, but their two cats were missing.
While crews fought the fire at the furnace in the basement, firefighters also searched the townhouse. They said they found the two cats under a bed on the second floor, brought them outside and gave them oxygen.
Officials said the cats seemed to be fine.
No one was hurt.
Fire officials said damage is estimated at $7,500.
"The smoke alarms in this incident played a significant role in alerting the occupants of the fire in the basement," Westminster Fire officials said. "This fire had potential to be a much bigger event had the occupants not been alerted while the fire was in the early development phase."
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