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Firefighters scoured the burning home for eight lives. Cats can take a while to find

A Miami-Dade Fire Rescue worker takes care of one of the cats rescued from a Sunday night house fire.
A Miami-Dade Fire Rescue worker takes care of one of the cats rescued from a Sunday night house fire. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue

Evacuating a South Miami-Dade house during a fire turned out to be like herding cats for Miami-Dade Fire Rescue on Sunday night.

First, firefighters had to find the felines at the burning home near the corner of Southwest 132nd Avenue and 102nd Street. There was no problem finding the homeowner, who was already outside but concerned about the cats still inside.

Fire-rescue crews split duties — some fought the fire, some scoured the house for cats. It took about as long to put out the fire as it did to find all eight kitties, which were scattered through the house.

Each received oxygen for a short time, according to Miami-Dade Fire Rescue.

There were no human injuries. The cause the fire is under investigation.

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Miami-Dade Fire Rescue workers gives oxygen to two of the eight cats rescued in a Sunday night house fire. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue

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