Cat saves family from fire by biting mom on the arm
The family cat saved its owners from an early morning blaze Thursday after their mobile home caught fire.
At about 3:30 a.m., firefighters were called to Clairmont where a mobile home’s underside was on fire.
The parents and two children were asleep at the time when the family cat came into the parents bedroom and bit the mother to alert her to the fire. The family made it out of the house and called the fire department.
“I’ve seen it happen before, not here in Clairmont, but I’ve read lots of instances where dogs and cats have alerted families to fires in their homes before. Obviously, we are preferential to making sure that all smoke detectors are working as the steadfast method for notifications of fire. It’s pretty interesting to see that it was the cat that did alert them that there was an issue,” said County of GP fire chief Trevor Grant.
Firefighters were able to contain the fire to the underside and extinguished it quickly. The family was put in touch with the Red Cross and are housed elsewhere.
The cause of the fire is under investigation. Thankfully, no one was injured in the blaze, and we can all thank the family cat for coming to the rescue.
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via edmonton journal
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