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Cat rescued from Laconia fire
Fire Capt. Bob Landry said the fire started around 9 a.m. when something cooking on the stove caught fire and the flames extended up the wall.
"When we got there, we had heavy brown smoke coming from the whole building," he said.
Firefighters went through the front door and quickly knocked back the flames, limiting fire damage to the kitchen. But Landry said there was heavy smoke damage throughout the entire home.
There was no damage to the other side of the duplex, he said.
The family who lives there had gotten outside on their own when firefighters arrived, but the pet cat was unaccounted for, Landry said.
"We found him and gave him to the owner," he said. "He looked a little on the traumatized side when he came out of the building."
Rescuers used a special breathing mask to give the animal some oxygen, he said.
The fire was brought under control in about 15 minutes. Mutual aid companies from Franklin, Gilford, Meredith, Sanbornton and Tilton assisted the Laconia fire department.
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