Ohio firefighters resuscitate cat in house fire

By Rick McCrabb

Staff Writer, Dayton Daily News

MIDDLETOWN, OHIO —

Middletown firefighters resuscitated a cat they found in a house fire Friday afternoon in the 2000 block of Crescent Boulevard, said Fire Chief Paul Lolli.

He said the cat lived.

When firefighters arrived at 2 p.m., they reported light smoke showing from the residence. They quickly put out the fire in the kitchen, according to the report. The fire caused about $2,500 in damages.

The residents told fire officials their power went out, then they went to doctor appointments. When they got home, there was smoke in the kitchen.

Fire officials believe that when the residents left, they didn’t turn off the stove, and that’s what caused the fire. There was damage to the stove, cabinets, contents and ceiling.