Public Safety

Iowa City firefighters save cat from house fire

The ladder of a firetruck belonging to the Iowa City Fire Department is extended in the air at Community Autism Day at Terry Trueblood Recreation Area in Iowa City on Monday, April 16, 2018. Iowa City and Johnson County law enforcement officials and emergency medical technicians were present to demonstrate equipment, make buttons and give tours of police cars, fire trucks and rescue vehicles. (Rebecca F. Miller/The Gazette)
The ladder of a firetruck belonging to the Iowa City Fire Department is extended in the air at Community Autism Day at Terry Trueblood Recreation Area in Iowa City on Monday, April 16, 2018. Iowa City and Johnson County law enforcement officials and emergency medical technicians were present to demonstrate equipment, make buttons and give tours of police cars, fire trucks and rescue vehicles. (Rebecca F. Miller/The Gazette)

IOWA CITY — Firefighters saved a cat during a Thursday house fire at 1630 E. Court St.

The fire, reported at 8:04 p.m., caused about $5,000 in damage.

The person who was inside the home was outside by the time firefighters arrived, the fire department said in a news release.

The fire was brought under control in nine minutes.

The cause of the fire, which caused moderate smoke damage, remains under investigation.

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