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Chicago cat fleeing fire survives 5-story jump, walks off

A Chicago cat may now have only eight lives after jumping out of a fifth-floor window to escape an apartment fire

5/14/2021 7:01:00 AM

EIGHT LIVES LEFT: Footage shared by Chicago firefighters shows a cat leaping from the 5th floor of a burning apartment building—and then walking away unscathed. No injuries were reported in the blaze.

A Chicago cat may now have only eight lives after jumping out of a fifth-floor window to escape an apartment fire

Cat survives 5-story leap from burning apartment buildingFootage shared by Chicago firefighters shows a cat jumping out the fifth-floor window of a burning apartment building, and then walking away unscathed.ABCNews.comCHICAGO -- A Chicago cat may now have eight lives after jumping out of a fifth-floor window Thursday afternoon to escape an apartment fire.

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Chicago Fire Department personnel were taking a videoof the exterior of the building as firefighters were extinguishing the blaze when a black cat appeared through billowing smoke at a broken window. The fire-fleeing feline briefly tested the side of the building with its front paws, and then jumped.

Onlookers gasped as the cat fell. But it missed a wall as it hurtled downward and instead landed on all four paws atop grass, where it bounced once and immediately 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. headtopics.com

The cat was not injured, Langford said, adding he was trying to track down its owner. Read more: ABC News »

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AllBlackCatsAre Amazing 🐈‍⬛🖤 ArchegosFO Amateur Cats have 9 lives👍 I had a cat who fell out of a second storey window, I saw it happen, ran to the door and she just walked back in like nothing had happened Go kitty go! Used its tail like a helicopter! 😮 Immortal cat Hah when the 🐈 landed, it started chasing a 🦋 .

Synnamintwist Thank goodness Did anyone check his shocks afterwards? Kris_Sacrebleu I would say “apparently “ unscathed. Because I’m willing to bet it was somewhat scathed. Any follow up on it?

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carol_nickel Thats 4 lives left So they do land on their feet. Cats are jerks, that cat probably started the fire. But I am very happy he looks to be ok. Cat said That cat died instantly as soon as the shock hit 2009Angelese Eight?, That's pretty curious. In Spain we say the cat hat seven lives. It's much better to be an American cat..😀

JBONAMASSA Next time a cat is stuck in a tree just wait until it jumps down

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Look at that shit. tweetzydeetzy I dunno... I've known cats that went under a car's wheel and managed to sprint away only to die shortly after. I hope this beauty had no serious injuries... Hoping Super Flying Cat got rescued by the firefighters & didn't run off...🖤🖤 A dog could never Thank God. Go live kitty 🤗🤗

We see the cats shadow good technique, mediocre landing. 8/10 TonyBakercomedy

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HannahC85176583 🤯 🙀😺🐱 FrancescaJlp 😳😳😳 FoniLunboy Not a DeadCatBounce Ooo my goooddd Glad it missed that wall. shannonlbutton RaphaelDLGhetto 😳👀 I imagine he has injuries but adrenaline has taken over. He will be hurting in a few hours.

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I need to be a cat the next go round, damn! So firefighters are videotaping this instead of trying to assist someone’s pet. Disappointing. Amazing and blessed for sure!!! BOING Wow makes my knees hurt just watching him do that Chicago cats are real tough 🤣🤣😂 What Wonder how they do it. Sure humans could too but have lost the innate talent? Consider Tarzan.

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More proof that cats are total badasses🥰❣️ 😳😳😳 Fun fact: cats have little parachute flaps under their arms for flying squirrel-like abilities. Pretty rad 🤘🏻 Eight lives left 😭😭😭😭😭 that fall damage took about 6 of them Cats are amazing JBONAMASSA JBONAMASSA Now, that’s what I’m talking about! Go kitty!

Bounced like it had springs in its legs. Crazy. Not even a 'meow'.

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JBONAMASSA OMG Batmancat😍 Amazing animal🙏 Hugs to you JOE❤️ JBONAMASSA Wow ...oh?my God Someone needs to question that cat burglar. He might’ve accidentally started a fire 😂😂😂😂😂😹 Respect ✊ Thats Bitcoin....fall come right back up!! I can’t stop watching this. AuntInAZ cats have superpowers