A cat was rescued by firefighters who were called to swimming pool fire at a property in Kensington .
Six fire engines and 35 firefighters were called to deal with the incident in the sub basement of a four storey house in Earls Terrace at 6.05am on Sunday (October 22).
The animal was found unharmed after it approached fire crews wearing breathing apparatus, as they successfully stopped flames spreading from the swimming pool’s motor room.
It is thought to belong to the owners of the property.
Kensington fire station crew manager Scott Magdalani said: “Firefighters worked hard to contain the fire to the motor room.
“Thankfully no one was in at the time but a cat found breathing apparatus crews in the sub basement and the cat was brought to safety.
“We don’t know the age or sex of the cat but it was unhurt and taken in by a neighbour as the owners were away.”
The fire was under control by 8.14am, just over two hours later, with firefighters from Kensington, Hammersmith, Fulham, Paddington and Chelsea fire stations at the scene.
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