Advertisement

Bodycam Footage Captures Rescue Of Two Cats Trapped In Unit Fire

Two lucky cats have been saved from a unit fire east of Brisbane by quick-thinking fire and ambulance officers.

Fire crews arrived at the scene at around 9:45 on Saturday morning where they found the first-floor unit in Morningside on fire.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services said while crews initially thought there was no one inside, they soon discovered two cats which firefighters quickly removed from the unit.

Crews managed to extinguish the blaze, which had started in the kitchen, within minutes.

Photo: QLD Police

Outside, police and ambulance crews joined in to help save the two felines, giving them oxygen masks and monitoring their breathing.

Bodycam which captured the rescue showed the cats being given oxygen masks as fire and ambulance crews checked their heart rate.

Abbey Watson from Queensland Ambulance Service said the team initially "followed their instincts".

"We made sure that a vet was close by," Watson told reporters on Saturday.

And we just did what we could... they were so small, so it was very different compared to a human.

Queensland police praised fire crews for going "above and beyond" to save the two cats.

Vets who later examined the two animals said both were doing fine and had been stabilised, according to police.

A spokesperson for Queensland Police said the fire was not being treated as suspicious.

Fire crews said the RSPCA had also been alerted to the incident.

Contact the author: vgerova@networkten.com.au