Cat leaps from 5th floor of burning building in Chicago and survives
A cat jumped out of a fifth-floor window to escape an apartment fire and it survived and walked away like nothing happened.
Chicago Fire Department personnel were taking a video of the exterior of the building as firefighters were extinguishing the blaze when a black cat appeared through the smoke at a broken window.
Onlookers gasped as the cat jumped out of the window and landed on all four paws on a patch of grass and ran away.
“It went under my car and hid until she felt better after a couple of minutes and came out and tried to scale the wall to get back in,” said fire department spokesman Larry Langford.
The cat was not injured, Langford said, adding he was trying to track down its owner.
No injuries were reported after the fire, which was confined to one apartment. The cause of the fire hasn’t been reported by officials, nor how much damage resulted.
Watch a video of the cat jumping below.