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Residents Rescued From Lynn Apartment Fire

LYNN (CBS) – Several people were rescued from an apartment fire Saturday morning in Lynn.

Flames broke out at 5:30 a.m. on Kingsley Terrace and that fire has left 38 people without a place to live according to the Red Cross.

The apartment building in Lynn burned by Saturday fire. (WBZ-TV)

Ebony Davis is one of those residents and she says she was warned about the fire by her cat.

"My cat immediately took one of her baby kittens and put them behind the door. She continuously kept coming up to me meowing very loud," Davis said.

Firefighters used ladders to rescue people. William Callahan was one of those rescued by ladder.

"I was on the third floor. The flames were shooting through my house, my windows, through the hallway. We had to jump from the third floor. It took forever for the ladder to get there, it seemed like," Callahan said.

The fire spread through the building, but Joanne Sanchez was one of the residents that wouldn't leave without her dog, Clover. A firefighter had to pick her up and put her on his shoulders to get her out of the building.

"He was like, you know, you're going to die in five minutes. I was like well, we're going to die together," Sanchez said. "Eleven years of his life I've had him and all of a sudden I leave him when he needs me the most. I couldn't do it."

Both Sanchez and Clover made it out safely.

Three firefighters sustained minor injuries while knocking down the flames.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Kim Tunnicliffe reports

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