Two cats were rescued on Saturday morning by Fire Department New York firefighters in Brooklyn after a five-alarm fire broke out. The fire left three firefighters and one civilian with minor injuries.
Look..I just love this photograph. A couple of firefighters carrying two cats in a cat carrier down the street. It’s got compassion written all over it. And I love to see compassion towards animals. It is a good sign. A sign of civility. Well done the photographer Ken Garger.
The call came in around 10 a.m. on Atlantic Avenue in Cypress Hill’s at the AJ Global Enterprises appliance store. There are apartments above the store, FDNY reported. The blaze was completely under control around 12:50 p.m.
According to FDNY Assistant Chief John Hodgens, the fire began in the appliance store and spread to two other buildings. Craig and Dane belong to the appliance store owner (identified as Sam) and were rescued from the back of the store.
Witnesses say the cats looked scared and were wet and shaken. They were kept safe in an out of service MTA bus until Sam picked them up.
Seventy-one-year-old part-time employee Trenton Asley said in an interview with New York Post
“The first thing that came to my mind was, ‘Oh my god, the cats! The fridges and appliances, those are material things. You can replace those. But they got the cats out, that’s priority number one.”
Around 12 families were evacuated.