Cats rescued during Alaska Street Fire

Firefighters provide life-saving aid to two cats while battling apartment fire

BATON ROUGE — Baton Rouge firefighters rescued two cats during an apartment fire Monday.

Fire officials say they were called to the University Gardens Apartments on Alaska Street around 12:30 p.m. Monday. They arrived and found heavy smoke in the attic of the building.

Crews were able to extinguish the fire before it spread. While getting that fire under control, firefighters rescued two cats from an apartment.

Officials say both cats were unresponsive before life-saving aid was provided. Thankfully, both cats started to respond, and the cat’s owner transported them to the LSU Vet School for evaluation. Both cats are expected to survive.

  • Cats rescued during Alaska Street Fire

No other injuries were reported, and officials say only one unit received fire damage. Four other units had smoke damage.

The Red Cross is assisting residents.

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