California firefighters work extra hard to save seven cats
Firefighters brave the elements: the heat from the flames and the heat from the atmosphere, all to save lives. Those lives aren't always human, either.Seven cats who were rescued from a Tuesday night fire in Bakersfield, Calif., were saved by Kern County Firefighters.According to Fox 25 affiliate KBAK, Kern County firefighters encountered four units threatened by fire Tuesday night. They forced the door open to the involved apartment and got the fire under control within 10 minutes.The cause of the fire is under investigation. No structures were destroyed, but the fire department estimated damage at around $30,000.No people were hurt.During a post-fire search, crews found 11 cats. Seven of the cats were rescued and tended to on scene using animal oxygen masks, according to the department.