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Cats Rescued from Burning North St. Louis Home

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St. Louis Paramedic Matt Sleet delivers oxygen to Harry the cat as home owner Edward Gamble holds on to him and his brother Jack after a one alarm fire in north St. Louis on March 11, 2014. Firefighters rescued the owner and cats while the home and the one next door suffered extensive damage. The cats and owner were reported to be fine. Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

St. Louis Paramedic Matt Sleet delivers oxygen to Harry the cat as home owner Edward Gamble holds on to him and his brother Jack after a one alarm fire in north St. Louis on March 11, 2014. Firefighters rescued the owner and cats while the home and the one next door suffered extensive damage. The cats and owner were reported to be fine. Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - The St. Louis Fire Department responded to a one-alarm fire on the 5200 block of Wells in north St. Louis this afternoon that began when a neighbor was attempting to burn weeds in his yard.

The fire then spread to the adjacent lawn and home.

Firefighters rescued home owner Edward Gamble and his cats Harry and Jack while the home and the one next door suffered extensive damage. St. Louis Paramedic Matt Sleet delivered oxygen to the cats.

There were no injuries, and Gramble is now receiving help from the Red Cross for food, shelter and clothing.

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