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Cat saves family from house fire in Las Vegas

Posted: 8:45 AM, May 23, 2016
Updated: 2016-05-23 08:45:45-04
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A Las Vegas-area couple is crediting their cat to alerting them to a fire in their home.
 
KTNV-TV in Las Vegas reports that a fire broke out at a home in the Summerlin community around 2 a.m. Sunday.
 
The husband and wife told fire officials they were asleep when they got woken up by the cat scratching kitchen cabinets.
 
The husband says he went to check on the cat and found a fire in the garage.
 
They immediately called 911 and evacuated the home with a nephew they were babysitting and the cat.
 
Firefighters say no injuries were reported.
 
The damage to the home was confined to the garage. 
 
The cause of the fire has not yet been determined.
 

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