Cat and Rabbit Rescued from Fire - Valentine

Published: 29 Jun 2020 04:12pm

Fire and Rescue NSW crews from the Newcastle region have rescued a rabbit and a cat from a large townhouse fire this afternoon.

Just after 4pm this afternoon numerous triple zero calls were received with reports of a townhouse on fire in Valentine.

Fire crews arrived to find the top level of a three storey townhouse on fire. Firefighters got to work with hose lines and breathing apparatus, they entered the burning building to search for occupants.

During this search a cat and rabbit were found and rescued from the fire which had spread from one unit into two others.

The lucky duo were placed in the safe hands of other firefighters while the fire was extinguished.

Overhaul operations are ongoing.

Updated: 30 Jan 2023 09:15pm

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