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Cat survives fire in downtown Edmonton by jumping from balcony

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A man who escaped an apartment fire in downtown Edmonton proves that some cats really do have nine lives.

Edmonton Fire Rescue Services said the fire started shortly before 2 pm Thursday at the Hardwood Plaza apartment on Jasper Avenue and 110 Street.

Viewers shared a video showing the house cat jumping from a fifth-floor balcony, where a man was also rescued by firefighters as flames shot out of the flat next to him.

The building’s property manager said the cat was surprisingly fine, except for a few whiskers.

Curtis Siracky, with CSM Management, said the cat was found hiding under patio furniture above a gift shop.

“The pet was carefully crated and escorted to the rescue,” Siracky said, adding that a veterinarian examined the feline. The initial prognosis was broken leg and hernia.

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“We are pleased to announce that the intestinal damage has subsided and resolved quickly,” said Siracky.

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“A full assessment of the cat’s legs and paws was carried out, and apart from a few whiskey burns, the cat will make a full recovery.”

Officials say a cat that survived an apartment fire in downtown Edmonton on Thursday is doing well.

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Global News spoke to a group of local cat lovers who went to the apartment building in the city in the middle of the night to look for the cat, after seeing the video on Global News.

The injured cat was found hiding under patio furniture and was rescued overnight. On Friday morning, it was delivered to the City of Edmonton Animal Care and Control shelter.

A man was also saved from the same thing. Fire officials said he was taken to hospital for treatment.

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The City of Edmonton said 42 people were displaced as a result of the fire – 36 adults and six children. They were put up in a hotel. Siracky said that residents are still not allowed to enter the building.

There is no word yet on what caused the fire.


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