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Firefighters keep cute alive, help rescue 5 kittens after Lakewood blaze

West Pierce firefighters put out a blaze in Lakewood on Friday, giving medical attention to five cats rescued from the house.
West Pierce firefighters put out a blaze in Lakewood on Friday, giving medical attention to five cats rescued from the house. Courtesy

Five kittens got a little extra attention Thursday after being rescued from a Lakewood house fire.

The owners were able to grab the kittens on their way out the door as flames and smoke filled the home in the 9800 block of Forest Avenue SW.

West Pierce firefighters arrived just after 6 a.m. and put out the blaze. They then went to work providing extra oxygen to the kittens “as a safety precaution.”

It’s unknown what started the fire.

Red Cross officials are helping the family find somewhere else to stay because the home was damaged.

Stacia Glenn: 253-597-8653

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