It is a horrible thing when humans lose their houses due to fires. Sometimes, these incidents are even more tragic because humans and their four legged family members die in the fire. One feline near me is very lucky, because they escaped a fire that did severe damage to a home.
At around 6:40 PM yesterday, firefighters responded to a call in the University City neighborhood in San Diego. They saw a house engulfed in flames. Neighbors said the flames were so extensive they could feel the heat in their yard.
Fortunately, the human at the home and their canine had managed to escape. But their feline was still stuck in the home.
The fire started because of an electrical issue in the garage. Firefighters put out the fire by attacking it from the ground floor, second floor, and roof. After they had things under control, they cut a hole in the roof. They did this “to let heat out of the structure so they can conduct a more accurate search of the building,” a human with the fire department said.
During the search of the home, firefighters heard a meow behind a closed door. It was the resident cat, Lilith. “We brought that cat out and gave them to the homeowner, so they have their cat,” said the human with the fire department.
The fire caused extensive damage to the home, but the human who was there when it hit is in good spirits. They are obviously sad about the fire damage, but they are happy that they have their feline and canine family members with them.
Firefighters said they were able to save the feline because the doors in the home were closed. That slowed the spread of the fire, and bought them extra time to fight the fire. Then they were able to complete their secondary search and rescue the feline.