Man, cat escape Fountain Square fire

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A man and his cat escaped after a neighboring house caught on fire.

It happened to two homes in the 900 block of Woodlawn Avenue near Fountain Square just before 3:30 a.m. Saturday.

(IFD Photo)

Authorities say the fire started in a vacant home and began spreading to a neighbor’s house.

People in the area told crews from Indianapolis Fire Department that squatters had been going in and out of the home recently.

Officials estimate up to $150,000 in damages from the fire.

After the fire was under control, firefighters say they heard another tiny cat meowing from the bottom of an outside well behind the vacant home.

Using their equipment, firefighters were able to rescue the kitten.

They cleaned the kitten up a bit and took it back to one of the fire stations for the night..

Firefighters plan to take the cat to the vet soon — and they’ve appropriately named the cat Ember.

The fire remains under investigation.

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