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Woman rescued from Charlotte condo; all but 1 pet saved

A Charlotte firefighter administers oxygen to a cat rescued from a fire Tuesday morning in the 2400 block of Vail Avenue, off Randolph Road.
A Charlotte firefighter administers oxygen to a cat rescued from a fire Tuesday morning in the 2400 block of Vail Avenue, off Randolph Road. Davie Hinshaw: dhinshaw@charlotteobserver.com

Firefighters rescued a woman from a second-floor condominium on Vail Avenue early Tuesday.

No one was injured, but one cat died, Charlotte Fire Capt. Jackie Gilmore said. Firefighters saved two other cats and a dog, Gilmore said. Two residents were displaced.

The call for the fire in the 2400 block of Vail Avenue off Randolph Road came into the fire department at about 8:20 a.m. It took 32 firefighters about 15 minutes to control the blaze at The Grove complex.

The fire started on the first floor, Gilmore said, adding that the cause was unknown.

Joe Marusak, Davie Hinshaw

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