Nova Scotia

Firefighters save cat from Dartmouth home

A fire in Dartmouth Tuesday night had firefighters resuscitating a family pet.

A fire in Dartmouth Tuesday night had firefighters resuscitating a family pet.

Fire crews were called to the home on Sinclair Street near Lake Banook, just before 7 p.m.

When they arrived, the family that lives upstairs and their tenant who lives on the lower level were safely outside.

A neighbour said it was about 6:45 p.m. when he noticed fire pouring out of a basement window in the back.

When he went to the front of his home next door, he said two teenage girls were sitting with a cat carrier on the curb across the street.

But the cat was suffering from smoke inhalation.

The firefighters resuscitated the pet and sent it to the Metro Animal Emergency Clinic in Burnside.

Fire crews extinguished the flames that were contained to part of the basement.

The house had serious smoke damage.

The people that live there are staying with friends.

Fire investigators are looking for the cause of the fire.

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