Fire Crews Rescue Cat During Morning Fire
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. Just after 5 a.m. on Tuesday morning Grand Junction Fire crews responded to a house fire at 133 Vista Grande Dr. Fire officials believe the fire started somewhere on the outside of the home. It caused significant damage to the attic, garage and a portion of the kitchen.
Two residents sleeping inside heard a popping noise and were able to get out of the home safely.
Public information officer for the Grand Junction Fire Department, Mike Page, said, "It's the kind of fire that could be pretty dangerous because when a fire starts on the outside a lot of times it takes it a while for the smoke to get on the inside to set of the warning systems. They did have an active smoke detector system, it did function, but it was the sound of the fire that actually woke them up."
Crews were able to rescue the family's cat, giving her oxygen after the incident.
As of late Tuesday morning the 12-year-old rescue named Biscuit was getting oxygen and fluids.
Fire officials say the cause of the fire is under investigation.