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Rescue Cat Saves Family's Home From Massive Fire
Mashable ^ | Aug 1, 2014 | Jenny Ryall

Posted on 08/03/2014 5:45:03 PM PDT by Innovative

SYDNEY — A newly-adopted cat has been credited with saving the home of its new family.

Tilly, a tabby, alerted her owner Matt Clayton to a fire in the roof of the family home in Melbourne, Australia.

As he was leaving for work later than usual, Tilly refused to move out of his way. Instead she starred at the ceiling, purring repeatedly.

There was a silent, odourless fire in the roof but traces of danger were hidden. At Tilly's insistence, Matt gently touched a down-light and smoke came billowing out.

He said the straw insulation would have caught alight and engulfed the entire building in 20 minutes.

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TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: fire; kittyping
Smart and cute cat.
1 posted on 08/03/2014 5:45:03 PM PDT by Innovative
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To: Slings and Arrows

kittyping


2 posted on 08/03/2014 5:45:20 PM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Innovative

Hero kitteh!


3 posted on 08/03/2014 5:47:39 PM PDT by BinaryBoy ("Immigration Reform" is ballot stuffing)
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To: Innovative

Well it was a Rescue Cat


4 posted on 08/03/2014 5:48:43 PM PDT by al baby (Hi MomÂ…)
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To: Innovative

Are you kidding? The cat was looking out for herself. ;)


5 posted on 08/03/2014 5:50:06 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Innovative
He said the straw insulation would have caught alight and engulfed the entire building in 20 minutes.

Well now, there's some questions being begged!

6 posted on 08/03/2014 5:50:55 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is PUBLIC ENEMY #1)
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To: Innovative; Slings and Arrows; Glenn; republicangel; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; etabeta; asgardshill; ..

7 posted on 08/03/2014 5:56:14 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: workerbee

There’s a form of construction using straw bales that is popular among greenies. Maybe that’s what they’re talking about.


8 posted on 08/03/2014 5:57:40 PM PDT by Sherman Logan (Perception wins all the battles. Reality wins all the wars.)
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Don't let FR fade away! .

9 posted on 08/03/2014 6:03:05 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: Sherman Logan

That just sounds incredibly stupid. Unless you live, I don’t know where. Someplace there is no lightening at the very least.


10 posted on 08/03/2014 7:04:54 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: jocon307

Actually not as bad as it sounds. Straw bales are very tightly compacted and no more flammable than wood. They are also normally coated with a thick layer of a fire resistant stucco inside and out.

I’m aware of a number of problems with straw bale homes, but fire resistance isn’t really one of them.

I do find it odd that the article apparently refers to straw insulation in the attic, which would be a really weird place to use it.


11 posted on 08/03/2014 7:16:34 PM PDT by Sherman Logan (Perception wins all the battles. Reality wins all the wars.)
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To: Innovative

Good kitty.


12 posted on 08/03/2014 7:51:20 PM PDT by 4Liberty (Obama is O'Bryan. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUoPNpa9Rrw)
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To: Innovative

13 posted on 08/03/2014 10:59:23 PM PDT by boatbums (God is ready to assume full responsibility for the life wholly yielded to Him.)
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To: workerbee

Who knows what the cowboys Rudd (Labor PM) used during his Home Insulation Scam used?


14 posted on 08/04/2014 7:57:47 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Wikipedia is wrong. who knew?)
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