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Cat has only eight lives left after surviving fire

 

   WEST ORANGE, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey cat may have only eight lives left after it survived a house fire by hiding in the couch.

   Firefighters initially thought the feline, who belonged to one of the tenants in the two-story house, had been killed by flames and smoke Saturday night. But after putting out the blaze and surveying the damage, they found the cat wedged into the couch.

   ``To our amazement, it had survived,'' Fire Chief Peter Smeraldo told The Star-Ledger of Newark. ``They should change that cat's name to Lucky.''

   No one was injured, and the cat's owner, who was ecstatic to have the animal back, took the cat to stay at a relative's house.

  

 

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