Three-alarm fire rips through East Boston apartment building; cat rescued

Rescued cat in East Boston

Firefighter David McSweeney with rescued cat. Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department reports no injuries and one soggy cat rescued from a three-alarm fire at 360 Meridian St. in East Boston this afternoon.

The department reports firefighters responded around 12:40 p.m. for a fire that caused an estimated $500,000 in damage to the eight-unit building and spread from the third floor to the roof.

Firefighter David McSweeney of Engine 7 found the cat inside the building and brought him or her out:

Cat was placed in a Chiefs car and the heat turned up. To be reunited with its owner.




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          ( thank you, Firefighter McSweeney — gallant hero of cats! )

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Thank goodness for folks like

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Thank goodness for folks like this. Firefighters are some of the last unambiguous heroes we have left.

I keep those "pets inside" decals on my doors. I wouldn't want a firefighter to risk their own life looking for them but my worst fear is the cats dying because no-one ever knew they were there.

Everything else is just stuff. Off to look for some kind of donation avenue, I want to buy their station a round and hug my own kitties tight.

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