Attempted Cat Rescue
DEBARY, Fla. (AP) - Fire officials say a central Florida woman is in critical condition after running back into her burning home to rescue her cat.
Orlando television station WESH reports the woman called 911 to report the fire around 2 a.m. Thursday. Then, she went back inside to find her cat.
Firefighters say they found the woman on unconscious on the floor near the front door. She was taken to the hospital, suffering from smoke inhalation. The cat did not survive the blaze.
Authorities say the house was engulfed in flames when Volusia County firefighters arrived. The television station reports one fireman had to be treated at the scene for exhaustion.
Investigators are trying to determine what caused the fire.
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