Cat Saves Family From Fire

Meows awaken household, allowing escape from burning home.

A pet cat saved a family of five from a house fire Tuesday in Concord, N.C. The cat’s meows woke the family in the early morning hours, allowing them to escape the burning house, the Salisbury Post reports.

The cat escaped the fire, and the family also rescued a pet kitten from the house. Eight units from Concord Fire and Life Safety arrived at the home around 3 a.m. and had the blaze contained shortly after 4 a.m.

Concord Fire and Life Safety investigators believe the fire started near the garage and worked its way through the attic. The house was a total loss, along with two vehicles parked in the home’s garage. Firefighters were able to recover some personal items, including the wife’s wedding ring. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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