Cat rescued from burning flat in Wisbech as ‘accidental blaze’ rips through upper-floor at Weston Miller Drive

The scene at West Miller Drive, Wisbech after a blaze ripped through an upper-floor flat. A cat was

The scene at West Miller Drive, Wisbech after a blaze ripped through an upper-floor flat. A cat was rescued and given oxygen therapy. Picture: Supplied/CambsFRS - Credit: Supplied/CambsFRS

A cat was rescued from after a blaze ripped through a first floor flat in Wisbech.

The scene at West Miller Drive, Wisbech after a blaze ripped through an upper-floor flat. A cat was

The scene at West Miller Drive, Wisbech after a blaze ripped through an upper-floor flat. A cat was rescued and given oxygen therapy. Picture: Supplied/CambsFRS - Credit: Supplied/CambsFRS

Firefighters were called to Weston Miller Drive, at around 4am on Sunday after fire broke out on the balcony of a flat.

"One cat was rescued from the flat by firefighters and given oxygen therapy," said a spokesman for Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service.

We arrived to find a balcony of a first floor flat well alight and smoke issuing from the roof space.

"Wearing breathing apparatus, firefighters used a jet and two hose reels to extinguish the fire before returning to their stations by 10.30am."

The scene at West Miller Drive, Wisbech after a blaze ripped through an upper-floor flat. A cat was

The scene at West Miller Drive, Wisbech after a blaze ripped through an upper-floor flat. A cat was rescued and given oxygen therapy. Picture: Supplied/CambsFRS - Credit: Supplied/CambsFRS

Crews tackled the blaze, working through the morning to douse the flames for more than six hours before it was brought under control.

Pictures from the scene show a police officer and firefighter helping the cat which was saved from the fire just moments before.

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The spokesman added: "The incident was later re-inspected and the cause was accidental."

The scene at West Miller Drive, Wisbech after a blaze ripped through an upper-floor flat. A cat was

The scene at West Miller Drive, Wisbech after a blaze ripped through an upper-floor flat. A cat was rescued and given oxygen therapy. Picture: Supplied/CambsFRS - Credit: Supplied/CambsFRS