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Missing Cat Rescued In Yorktown House Fire

The blaze broke out just before 7 p.m. Sunday.
The blaze broke out just before 7 p.m. Sunday. Photo Credit: Croton-on-Hudson Fire Department
The fire broke out in the attic of the two-story house on Wilson Road.
The fire broke out in the attic of the two-story house on Wilson Road. Photo Credit: Yorktown Heights Volunteer FD

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Yorktown firefighters helped a missing cat reunite with its grateful family on Sunday after battling a blaze in the 1200 block of Wilson Road.

Shortly before 7 p.m. on Sunday, April 2, crews from the Yorktown Heights Volunteer Fire Department were dispatched to Wilson Road along with firefighters from several other Northern Westchester municipalities.

According to officials, the exterior fire was quickly knocked down before crews began working on “an extremely aggressive interior attack,” making their way into the attic, where the main body of the fire was located. While those crews worked on the interior, additional members went to the roof to open up ventilation and relieve the operators inside who were “encountering extreme heat conditions.”

Firefighters swiftly knocked down the main body of the fire, as well as flare-ups in the walls and ceilings on the first floor. While working, crews from the Mohegan Volunteer Fire Association located the missing cat, and were able to track down its owners.

No injuries were reported. The home sustained serious smoke, water and fire damage to both floors.

Agencies from Croton-on-Hudson, Millwood, Somers, Bedford Hills, Ossining and Mount Kisco also responded.

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