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.