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Fri May 14, 2021, 01:49 PM

Cat leaps from window of burning building in Chicago -- and sticks the landing

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CHICAGO Published 13 hours ago

Cat leaps from window of burning building in Chicago -- and sticks the landing

Audible gasps were heard from onlookers as the cat fell, bounced on the grass, and walked away safely

A cat landed safely and survived after jumping out of an upper-story window of a burning building in Chicago Thursday, video shows.

The fire broke out in the afternoon at a multi-story building in the city's Englewood neighborhood, according to fire officials. Firefighters responded to the blaze, which was contained to one unit, and promptly extinguished.

Video posted by Chicago Fire Media on Twitter showed smoke coming from broken, open windows on the fifth floor.

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Nine lives for a cat that jumped from fire at 65th and Lowe. Cat hit grass bounced and walked away!



Cat update. Hennessy the flying cat has not returned home yet. Neighbors near 65th and Lowe are out looking for the now famous feline. His owner says he is a house cat that did not go out. We will update if he is located.(Langford)


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Fri May 14, 2021, 01:51 PM

1. Poor little guy. I hope he's okay.

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Fri May 14, 2021, 02:06 PM

2. Apparently abominables aren't the only creature that can bounce. n/t

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Fri May 14, 2021, 02:15 PM

3. You know that cat is terrified.

I hope hes ok.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Fri May 14, 2021, 02:16 PM

4. I had a cat that jumped out a fourth floor window when I lived in NYC. She was fine

The window had sagged from the top while I was out and she jumped over it. The neighbors saw her her, took her in and gave her back the next morning. I think she was more traumatized by being in the neighbors apartment than jumping out the window. The neighbor on the second floor said she saw the cat fall past her window. So I took her to the vet and he said she was ok and that, oh yes fourth floor is generally well tolerated. Manhattan veterinarian. She went on to live to be about 19 years old.I saw the dent in the soft ground where she landed.

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