Phoenix firefighters rescue cat from chimney

Santa Claws

PHOENIX (AP) – Phoenix firefighters have saved a cat but it wasn’t stuck in a tree.

KPNX-TV in Phoenix reports that firefighters were called to a home Christmas morning to help free a cat trapped in the chimney. Adrienne Gill says her daughter, who is visiting from California, brought her new pet cat along.

The feline went missing Thursday and the family went to bed after they were unable to locate it.

Gill’s husband decided to check the chimney the next morning.

The family was shocked and relieved to find the cat.

It took firefighters 20 minutes to get the animal out.

The cat was sooty but uninjured.

The chimney has since been securely boarded up. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s