It’s one of the great clichés of small-town firefighting and local newspaper lore - the tale of the cat being rescued; normally stuck up a tree.
But it happened in reality in the Harborough district over the Bank Holiday Weekend.
A fire crew from Kibworth was called out to The Lea, off Rectory Lane in the village, yesterday (Bank Holiday Monday) at about 9.15pm, said the Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service daily report log.
The emergency special service team came to the rescue of a cat which had become stuck ‘in between houses’, according to the report log.
Firefighters used their ‘small gear’ equipment to free the moggy.
Previous to this, the last call-out for any district fire crew was on Friday, May 16.
Harborough firefighters were called to the outside of Gartree Prison in Gallow Field Road at 6.30am to a small fire.
On-site prison personnel used a foam fire extinguisher and the fire service assisted with a hose-reel to completely extinguish the fire.
Watch manager Anthony Bishop was officer-in-charge, said the official Facebook page of the town’s fire service.
Story by Alex Blackwell
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