Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Cat Has Flaming Cheek Getting Free Ride on Fire Engine

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Cat Has Flaming Cheek Getting Free Ride on Fire Engine

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SHOCKED firemen found a cat stowed away in their engine after driving to an incident in Radcliffe.

Officer Pat Knowles, 28, opened the pump locker to clean his boots after the crew attended an incident on Bury Road.

The crew had left the Eccles station on Thursday to carry out safety checks on a building site after a fire the night before.

The officers worked at the scene for three hours before opening the pump locker and seeing the scared stowaway.

Pat thinks the cat might have been in the fire engine all night.

He said: "It was a shock and a surprise when I opened the locker and saw the cat - I thought it was a practical joke at first. But it looked pretty terrified.

"We had been down some bumpy roads on the way to the incident and it was crouched in the corner of the locker - it was hard to spot at first. …

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