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Columbia, SC (WLTX) - Columbia firefighters say they were able to rescue a cat from a house fire and revive it using CPR.

The blaze took place Wednesday on Tryon Street in the Olympia Community.

When firefighters went inside the building to search it, they found the animal unresponsive.

They then took him outside and began using chest compressions and oxygen to revive the cat. After several minutes of work, officers say the cat regained consciousness.

Eventually, the cat's owner was located, and crews discovered the animal's named is "Soldier." He is said to be recovering.

The fire department says the oxygen kit they used, called Wagn'N O2 Fur Life, has helped save several pets since it was donated by members of the public. The fire department allows people to help donate to fund the masks by going to www.petoxygenmasks.org and selecting the Columbia Fire Department.

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