During a fire, pets are sometimes not evacuated in time, priority is given to the residents and extinguishing the flames. However, these firefighters showed heroism by rescuing the family’s two cats.
On Monday, June 13, a fire broke out in an apartment on the 5th floor of a building located in the Housing Council area in Jurong East in Singapore. Firefighters and police were alerted around 7:50 am.
Firefighters responded to block 310 Jurong East Street 32 as quickly as possible, trying to rescue residents and put out the flames before it spread to other adjacent properties.
The man nevertheless used a personal fire extinguisher to try to put out the fire that broke out in the kitchen. “We noticed that after the fire started, one of the residents tried to put out the flames before we arrived. We will contact him to praise his quick wits and promptness,” the service told CNA.
Fortunately, 2 people and a child, who were in the apartment at the time of the fire, were able to leave the premises in time. The baby was taken to the hospital as a precautionary measure, but nothing threatens his life.
But 2 homeless cats remained inside.
They managed to complete their mission in record time and then ransacked the apartment for two cats, who were finally found conscious but weakened.
Indeed, two relatives inhaled smoke. One of the firefighters, also qualified as an emergency medical technician, was able to provide them with the necessary assistance as quickly as possible so that they could recover.