Cats res­cued from fire

Pet oxy­gen masks do­nated to Aetna help save fe­lines

Newark Post - - FRONT PAGE - By JOSH SHAN­NON jshan­non@ches­pub.com

Fire­fight­ers used spe­cially-de­signed oxy­gen masks to save two cats res­cued from a fire that dam­aged a house in Devon on Mon­day night.

The fire broke out at 6:39 p.m. in the 900 block of Devon Drive, and fire­fight­ers ar­rived to find a fire in the base­ment of the two-story home, ac­cord­ing to John H. Far­rell IV, a spokesman for Aetna Hose Hook and Lad­der Com­pany.

Thirty fire­fight­ers and EMTs from Aetna, Chris­tiana, Mill Creek and Cranston Heights fire com­pa­nies ex­tin­guished the fire in ap­prox­i­mately 20 min­utes. No one was in­jured.

“While the fire was con­tained to the base­ment, the home sus­tained heat

PHOTO COUR­TESY OF MIKE DAO

Aetna Hose, Hook & Lad­der Com­pany EMTs Mary Rockey and Kyle Mench treat a cat res­cued from a house fire on Devon Drive on Mon­day evening.

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