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Cat Revived After Garrett County Fire

October 2nd, 2017 by WCBC Radio

Several Garrett County Fire Departments responded to a structure fire on Underwood Road west of Oakland Sunday.

Although damage was minimal, one notable part of the response is that firemen found an unresponsive cat during the initial pass through, then used aparatus to revive the cat.

Here is the note from the Maryland State Fire Marshal's office.

Date: October 1, 2017

Time: 10:42 a.m.

Location / Address:  195 Underwood Road, Oakland, Garrett County

Type of Incident:  structure fire

Description of Structure / Property: single-family rancher style dwelling

Owner / Occupants: Tyler Graham

Injuries or Deaths: none

Estimated $ Loss: Structure: $500   Contents: $0

Smoke Alarm Status: present and activated

Fire Alarm / Sprinkler Status:  none

Arrests(s): none

Primary Responding Fire Department: Oakland Fire Department

# of Alarms: 1   # Of Firefighters: 15

Time to Control: 5 minutes

Discovered By: neighbor

Area of Origin: interior basement

Preliminary Cause: accidental – spontaneous combustion of trash

Additional Information: minimal smoke damage

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