FDNY Rescues Cat from Charred Brooklyn Building

Wednesday, Feb 23, 2011  |  Updated 9:51 PM EDT
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FDNY Rescues Cat from Charred Brooklyn Building

Days after a massive blaze tore through a Brooklyn apartment building, leaving one woman dead, firefighters on Wednesday found a survivor -- a black cat named Fatty Girl.

Members of Engine Company 202 rescued the lost cat from the burned-out Flatbush building where she lived with her family, a dog and four other cats.

Her family had lived in the the six-floor building on East 29th Street for 35 years, and they escaped the blaze with the pets. Fatty Girl,  however, slipped away.  The frightened feline took some prompting by firefighters to leave her hiding place in a bedroom. 

On Tuesday, officials said a dispatching error delayed getting water on the blaze that killed a 64-year-old woman, injured 20 firefighters and left nearly 50 families homeless.

The Fire Department is reviewing the mistake and said it's not clear whether the short delay on Saturday night was a factor in the death of resident Mary Feagin, a retired guidance counselor.

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