Firefighters Save Cat from Santa Cruz Fire Saturday

Firefighters responded to reports of a house on fire at 719 Emeline Ave. at about 11:10 p.m., according to the Santa Cruz Fire Department.

By Breena Kerr
|  Sunday, Jan 20, 2013  |  Updated 3:47 PM PDT
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Firefighters Save Cat from Santa Cruz Fire Saturday

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Police say there are a number of fires in the town though they don’t know the exact number of structures that are involved because they can’t gain access to the main roadway, Route 35.

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Firefighters rescued a cat from a burning house in Santa Cruz on Saturday night.

Firefighters responded to reports of a house on fire at 719 Emeline Ave. at about 11:10 p.m., according to the Santa Cruz Fire Department.

As firefighters battled the blaze, they found and resuscitated a pet cat, saving the animal's life.

Crews were able to keep the flames from spreading to neighboring homes and the fire was quickly extinguished, though not before significantly damaging the home. Officials said the fire caused about $450,000 worth of damage.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

 

Bay City  News contributed to this post.

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