Maybe it wasn't the old stereotype of the firefighter rescuing a cat stuck in a tree, but it was the next best thing at a southeast side home overnight, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.
Firefighters who answered an alarm for a fire at a home in the 3300 block of Cato, which is near Brooks, rushed into the burning house and rescued six cats, a mother cat and her five kitties.
They also put out the fire, which badly damaged the home. Arson investigators are on the scene.
Three occupants who were in the house at the time of the fire got out safely. The cats will be okay as well.