Three fire crews called to Northampton street... after cat gets stuck in chimney

A dramatic-looking rescue operation launched by firefighters in Northampton ended in success... with a pet cat being plucked to safety

Monday, 20th November 2017, 2:13 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 12:38 pm
Edith Street, off St Edmund's Road

Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service was compelled to respond to the minor call-out, at a two-storey in Edith Street, off Wellingborough Road, as the RSPCA had asked for their assistance.

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Fire engines from The Mounts and Moulton were joined by a fire service aerial platform and took two hours to fish it out with a net.

Neighbours said the cat had been on the roof since yesterday day and the RSPCA were concerned for its safety. However, all attempts to rescue it had been thwarted and the animal scarpered onto the chimney pot before falling inside.

The rescue was complete by 1.45pm.