Tampa Fire Rescue crews were dispatched to a reported 2-story house fire on E. 23rd Avenue. As Tampa firefighters arrived they found a home with heavy smoke coming from the structure. As firefighters searched the home for any possible victims, they found and rescued three cats who were trapped upstairs in a bedroom above the fire. The cats were taken to a rescue unit where they received oxygen. The three cats, Luna, Bonnie and Leo all made a full recovery and were turned over to their owners. TFR crews also found a 7-foot long boa constrictor safe and alive during the search. The cause and origin of the fire is under investigation. There were no firefighter or civilian injuries reported.
Source: Tampa Bay Fire Rescue Official YouTube Channel, Posted Dec. 2nd, Incident October 2013.