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‘Hero’ cat saves family from fire in Canada

Sunday, Feb 12, 2017,13:34 IST By anju A A A

Toronto | In a heroic act, a cat in Canada saved a family from a house fire as it alerted its sleeping owner to the danger by biting her.

The family was sleeping when flames broke out in their mobile home in Clairmont, Alberta.

“The family cat bit the mom on the arm fairly hard and kind of woke her up to make her aware that something was not right in the home,” County of Grande Prairie fire Chief Trevor Grant told CBC News.

“It is the first time I’ve experienced a cat waking a family member up,” he said.

Firefighters got a call about a house fire last Wednesday and when they arrived, they found a family of four safe from the fire due to the alert feline.

Fire crews moved one more cat out of the home and quickly doused the flames.

Other than minor smoke damage, the interior of the home was unaffected and no one was injured.

Grant said this is not the first time he has heard of animals alerting their owners of potential dangers.

He said he has seen it before with a dog but never a cat.

The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained.