Despite the efforts of Greater Sudbury Fire Services members, a cat was lost in a Tuesday night apartment fire at 226 Jogues St.
Crews from New Sudbury, Minnow Lake and Downtown arrived on the scene alongside a platoon chief and EMS, in response to reports of smoke coming out of an apartment.
En route, crews were updated that there were multiple callers indicating an active structure fire, according to Sudbury Professional Fire Fighters.
The engine from New Sudbury arrived first and was met with heavy smoke on the second storey. They entered the building and searched the residence.
The Minnow Lake engine arrived, whose crew stretched a hose line to suppress the fire.
Meanwhile, the unit’s lone occupant was located away from the residence and indicated that there were two cats inside the apartment. Crews found both of the cats in their continued search of the unit, and removed them from danger.
One cat was revived, but the other could not be saved.
There were no other reports of injuries reported as a result of this incident, though the unit sustained fire, smoke and water damage.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
The resident of the unit the fire took place in is displaced, while other residents in the building were allowed back in the evening of the incident after firefighters cleared them of any potential hazards. The department is not aware of any other displacements.*
*Editor's note: This paragraph was added after the story was initially published, when more information came from the Sudbury Professional Fire Fighters