Miami firefighters save kittens from burning home



While searching for victims in a burning abandoned home, Miami firefighters found three kittens trapped inside.

Firefighters were called to the house, 529 NW 56th St., around 5 p.m. Sunday. When they arrived, they found neighbors trying to extinguish the flames with a garden hose. Firefighters put out the fire after removing plywood from the windows and doors.

While searching the house for victims, crews found the kittens. One kitten sustained minor smoke inhalation. Another kitten died from smoke inhalation.

Firefighters continued searching hoping to find the mother cat, but were unsuccessful.

The two surviving kittens were taken to Miami Fire Station 9 for food and a bath. Anyone interested in adopting the kittens can go by the station, located at 69 NE 62nd St. between 8 a.m. and 5p.m.

The fire is under investigation since it appears squatters were occupying the home.

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