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Monday, October 8, 2012

Firefighters rescue cat from early-morning fire

Posted: October 8, 2012 - 6:08am
Updated: October 9, 2012 - 12:48am

Lawrence Fire crews were dispatched on report of smoke alarms sounding at 312 Bowstring Drive at 5:46 Monday morning. The address is just north of the intersection of Lawrence Avenue and Princeton Boulevard.

A caller to 911 reported visible smoke inside the residence. Police arrived at the scene to report flames visible from the south side of the home. Firefighters reported flames showing from the second floor of a two story, single family residence.

A statement released Monday afternoon says all occupants evacuated the structure prior to Fire Department arrival. The fire was quickly extinguished and an all clear under control was declared at 6:11 a.m..

Officials say one cat was rescued, however an additional cat succumbed from the conditions of the incident.

The Douglas County Chapter of the American Red Cross has been contacted to provide assistance for the displaced occupants.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation and damage estimates are not yet available.

No injuries were reported.

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