Firefighters rescue cat while battling Lincoln fire

Photos: WPRI-TV/‎Kim Newell Ricard‎

LINCOLN, R.I. (WPRI) — It was an emotional scene in Lincoln on Thursday as firefighters reunited a woman with her four-legged friend after she lost nearly everything in a fire.

The fire broke out around 4 p.m. inside the woman’s basement apartment on Old River Road.

Crews were able to knock down the flames within about 15 minutes and fortunately, no one was injured.

The woman was brought to tears as firefighters walked out of the apartment carrying her cat.

“She lost everything,” said her sister, Nancy Twohig. “She just got out of the hospital, she just had a total hip replacement, so they’re gonna be homeless. But i’m not gonna let that happen.”

The Red Cross was called to the scene to assist the woman with basic living needs.

The cause of the fire is under investigation but according to Twohig, it started as a grease fire in the kitchen.