DeKalb firefighters rescued 10 cats from a Stone Mountain home Friday evening.  DeKalb County Fire Rescue
Photo: DeKalb County Fire Rescue
Photo: DeKalb County Fire Rescue

DeKalb firefighters rescue 10 cats from burning home

DeKalb County firefighters rescued 10 cats from a Stone Mountain home Friday evening, authorities said.

A fire broke out at a home along Churchill Court about 8:40 p.m., the agency said on its Twitter account. 

Crews pulled 10 cats to safety, and first aid was given to several pets at the scene, fire Capt. Dion Bentley said.

There were about 20 cats inside the home when the fire started but half of them were able to escape on their own, Bentley said 

No residents were home at the time and the cause of the fire remains under investigation. 

In other news: 

Officials at Sandtown Middle School said the students reported feeling nauseated and disoriented after eating the snacks.

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