Christine Glover was sound asleep early Sunday morning when she awoke to her kitten, Milo, meowing and licking her face. That’s when she realized that the house she was renting with two other men was on fire.
She got up and was able to get everyone awake and safely outside. One of the young men ran back inside to get the cat but he was forced back out by the heat and smoke. According to News Channel 9, that individual was later transported by Hamilton County EMS to a local hospital for smoke inhalation.
In a statement by The Chattanooga Fire Department, the house was completely engulfed in flames by the time they arrived. Firefighters eventually got the blaze under control, but the home is considered a complete loss.
Sadly, little Milo did not survive the fire.
“His life was a little flash, but it certainly brought us a miracle, and we are grateful God gives us his creatures to enjoy,” said Glover.
Milo was just eight weeks old. He was rescued after Christine’s mother found him in a wooded area. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.