Crime, Fire + Courts

Three cats saved in Woodland house fire

By March 7, 2011

Woodland firefighters battled a garage fire this morning, reviving three pet cats in the process.

Battalion Chief Greg Robinson said the fire was reported shortly after 3 a.m. at a single-story home in the 1200 block of McKinley Avenue. The first crew on scene discovered heavy fire coming from the garage area.

The home’s residents were outside by the time firefighters arrived, but said their three cats were still inside, Robinson said.

“The cats were removed from the house and appeared lifeless,” Robinson said in a news release. However, all three were revived after being given oxygen and were breathing normally after 20 minutes.

Robinson said the fire — the cause of which remains under investigation — caused about $100,000 worth of damage, which included major damage to the garage and minor smoke and water damage to the home. A car parked in the driveway was moderately damaged, he added.

Fire crews from UC Davis and the Willow Oak fire departments provided mutual aid during the incident.

Lauren Keene

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