Brevard County Fire Rescue Extinguishes House Fire, Rescues Cat
A fire that broke out in a home located within Brevard County almost became a devastating blaze on Sunday, December 2nd, and if it was not for the efforts of the Brevard County Fire Rescue crew the incident might have resulted in far more destruction as well as the death of a beloved house pet.
The official report from the Brevard County Fire Rescue indicates that the first calls relating to the incident began to reach the emergency dispatchers sometime during the afternoon. It is not known who placed these emergency calls, and it could have easily been someone who resided at the home, located along the 3700 block of Canaveral Groves Boulevard, or a neighbor who saw the smoke and fire coming from the attic.
Regardless of who placed the initial call, members of the Brevard County Fire Rescue crew rushed to respond to the incident as soon as the reports began to make their way to the dispatcher. When they arrived, they found the home in question in the process of burning, with the majority of the flames appearing to come from the garage roof as well as the attic of the home itself.
While all five of the individuals believed to reside within the building were safely removed, a house cat was still within the building when the fire department reached the location. Due to the somewhat shy nature of this cat, it was difficult for the fire officials to initially reach the animal to rescue them from the burning structure. The greatest fear was that the cat would try to flee to one of the upper rooms, potentially suffering from injuries due to the fire or from the high powered jets of water that the fire department would be spraying on the building in an attempt to battle the blaze.
Fortunately, the fire officials were able to employ a gentle touch and tone of voice and the cat was soon walking out of the building on its own, leaving the members of the fire and rescue crew able to safely do their job without risk of causing the animal harm.
At the time of this writing there is no information on just what caused the fire to break out.
James O. Cunningham
Since 1977, personal injury lawyer James Cunningham has provided effective legal advocacy to people who are injured through the negligent actions of another person or entity throughout the Central Florida area. He fights to obtain recoveries for his clients’ physical and emotional pain and suffering and pursues his clients’ personal injury cases with a commitment to excellence and impeccable preparation.