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Unconscious cat revived by firefighter

Posted at 7:39 PM, Jul 31, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-31 19:39:22-04

It’s not something you see often at the scene of a fire — a firefighter giving a cat oxygen and saving its life.

A picture posted on the Baltimore City Fire Department Facebook page shows the cat rescue after a fire Saturday morning.

Crews were able to get the fire under control within 40 minutes.

People living in the home were evacuated and no one was injured.

But the cat needed some special assistance.

‘You guys are the greatest’

“The cat was unconscious when units removed it from the fire and had requested animal control, but our members continued to perform life-saving measures and were able to revive that cat,” said the Facebook posting.

People were quick to praise the fire department for its work.

“Emergency care for animals should be the standard, everywhere. Thank you for being an example of compassion,” wrote Deborah Hunter-Sullivan on Facebook. “You guys are the greatest. Unconditional all the way,” said another posting.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.