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Firefighters Able to Save Several Pets from a Fire

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The Billings Fire Department responded to a neighbor's report of smoke coming from a home on Wingate Lane Thursday afternoon.

According to Captain Tim Stavnes, crews found the home to be filled with smoke, and there were flames in the kitchen area.

No one was in the house at the time, but there were four cats and two small dogs inside.

Three cats died while one cat was saved by firefighter paramedic, Doug Koffler.

Koffler used a pet 02 mask to save the cat.

The two dogs were okay.

Captain Stavnes added that while this event was unfortunate, he is happy with the way the crews responded and were able to put the fire out before more damage occurred.

Stavnes says that there were two recruits that rode along to the fire and that it was a great learning experience for them.

Those recruits graduate tomorrow.

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