CK firefighters save cats from burning apartment

Fire crews extinguished flames in the upper apartment of the building on Princess Street South around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon.

Tenants were not home at the time of the fire

The Chatham-Kent fire department rescued and revived several cats found in a burning apartment on Tuesday. (Chatham-Kent Fire Department )

Firefighters in Chatham-Kent managed to rescue and revive several cats found in a burning apartment Tuesday.

Fire crews extinguished flames in the upper apartment of the building on Princess Street South around 5:30 p.m.

The crews had to force their way in, because the tenants were not home.

The Chatham-Kent fire department says there were a number of cats inside, and they were able to give oxygen to some of them. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.