Quick as a Cat, Bryan Firefighters Save Smoky Feline

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Bryan firefighters had a small house fire to deal with Monday afternoon, along with a small victim.

An off-duty firefighter and his wife smelled smoke and eventually came upon the fire in the 500 block of Helena. Crews arrived shortly thereafter and put out the fire within five minutes. There was only smoke damage.

There were no humans inside the house at the time, although neighbors feared there was a teenage resident still inside because their car was outside the hours.

Firefighters quickly determined no one was home, but had to pull a cat from the home. Officials say the cat would not have survived much longer, but after getting fresh air and CPR, the feline came out of the ordeal with all its lives intact.