SEA BRIGHT: The borough fire department and other local companies helped douse an early morning townhouse fire and saved a pet in the process on April 5.
Stations 43 and 33 were dispatched to a town house in the Sea Bright Village for a reported structure fire, according to a Facebook post from Sea Bright Fire Rescue.
A fire was discovered on the second floor of the 3-story structure and crews were able to quickly extinguish it before it spread.
During the searches a member of the Rumson Fire Department located a missing cat unresponsive in the third floor bedroom of the townhouse. The cat, named Felix, was removed from the house and turned over to Firefighter Joe Eskridge and Firefighter/EMT Dan Drogin who, utilizing the new pet O2 masks that were recently donated, performed numerous rounds of pet CPR which resulted in a successful resuscitation.
The Monmouth Beach Fire Company, Rumson Fire Department, Little Silver Fire Department, Community Fire Company and Fair Haven Fire Company all responded to the scene.
The fire is currently under investigation by the Sea Bright Fire Marshal's Office.