Dramatic moment firies resuscitate cat injured in 16-storey inferno

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Firefighters have been captured in a dramatic video trying to resuscitate a cat who was saved from a burning building.

The feline rescue mission took place after there was a report of a blaze in a 16-storey residential building in the Russian city of Volgograd on Monday (local time).

The fire posed a threat to the surrounding area and more than 20 people were evacuated from their homes and several people suffered injuries.

While firefighters rescued a nine-year-old boy on an upper floor, they found an unconscious cat in the building.

After the boy was brought to safety, firefighters focused on the limp animal.

Believing the cat lost consciousness because it inhaled smoke, firefighters first gave it oxygen.

After a while, they also poured cold water on the animal to wake it up, which proved to be successful. 

Two firefighters tend to Muryonka the cat by giving it oxygen.
Firefighters rescued Muryonka the cat from a fire in a residential building in Volgograd, Russia. Source: @mchs.34 via Newsflash/Australscope
Another photo of the firefighters trying to resuscitate Muryonka the cat.
A woman watches on as the firefighters work on reviving the cat. Source: @mchs.34 via Newsflash/Australscope

The cat, named Muryonka, then spent some more time on the oxygen device.

The fire was completely extinguished and the cause is currently under investigation, local media reported.

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