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2 cats rescued in east Charlotte house fire

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    Davie Hinshaw - dhinshaw@charlotteobserver.com
    Charlotte firefighters Samuel Lee and John Renner administer oxygen to Homer. Renner discovered Homer in a bedroom a few minutes after another cat, Moe, was found in the front part of the house. Both cats are expected to survive.
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    Davie Hinshaw - dhinshaw@charlotteobserver.com
    Charlotte firefighters rescued two cats Wednesday morning from a house on fire in the eastern part of the city. The fire was reported about 10:45 a.m. at a single-story brick house in the 6600 block of Bluestone Court, near the intersection of Cedarwild Road. That is in a neighborhood off Idlewild Road, near Idlewild Road Elementary School. Charlotte fire Capt. Dennis Gist said crews found heavy flames coming from the house when they arrived. Crews found the two pet cats inside the home. At least one of the animals needed resuscitation from emergency crews. Fire officials are investigating to determine a cause and the amount of damage.
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    Davie Hinshaw - dhinshaw@charlotteobserver.com
    Charlotte firefighters Samuel Lee and John Renner put Homer in a crate after administering oxygen to the cat, which was in the house while it was burning.
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    Davie Hinshaw - dhinshaw@charlotteobserver.com
    Fire destroyed a single-story brick house in the 6600 block of Bluestone Court, near the intersection with Cedarwild Road, on Wednesday. Charlotte fire Capt. Dennis Gist said crews found heavy flames coming from the house when they arrived.

Charlotte firefighters rescued two cats Wednesday morning in a fire that damaged a family’s home in the eastern part of the city.

At least one of the animals needed resuscitation from emergency crews. Officials said both cats – named Moe and Homer – are expected to survive.

The fire was reported about 10:45 a.m. at a single-story brick house in the 6600 block of Bluestone Court, near the intersection with Cedarwild Road. That is in a neighborhood off Idlewild Road, near Idlewild Road Elementary School.

Charlotte fire Capt. Dennis Gist said crews found heavy flames coming from the house when they arrived.

A family of two adults and two children was displaced by the blaze. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s Animal Care & Control will care for the cats until the family finds housing.

Fire officials are investigating to determine a cause and the amount of damage. The Observer’s Davie Hinshaw contributed.

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