Sea Bright volunteer firefighters revived an unconscious cat at the site of an apartment fire early Tuesday morning, the fire department reported on its Facebook page.
According to the post, stations 43 and 33 were dispatched to a townhouse in the Sea Bright Village for a reported structure fire. There, they encountered a blaze in the second story of a middle unit.
The fire, reported at 2 a.m., was quickly knocked down. During a subsequent search, firefighters found a missing cat, named Felix, unresponsive in the third floor bedroom, the post said.
“Felix the cat was removed from the house and turned over to Firefighter Joe Eskridge and FF/EMT Dan Drogin who, utilizing the new pet O2 masks that were recently donated, performed numerous rounds of pet CPR which resulted in a successful resuscitation.”
Oxygen masks that fit dogs, cats, birds and other pets were donated last year to Sea Bright, Red Bank and other municipalities by the Invisible Fence company under an outreach called Project Breathe.
The fire is under investigation by the Sea Bright Fire Marshals Office, according to the post. Joining borough firefighters in response to the general alarm were firefighters from Rumson, Fair Haven, Little Silver, Monmouth Beach and the Community Fire Company.