Cat jumps to safety from burning Chicago apartment

It was a purrr-fect landing.

A black cat escaped injury after leaping from the fifth floor window of a burning apartment in Chicago on Thursday.

The cat lands safely after its five story jump.
The cat lands safely after its five story jump.
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The jarring jump to safety was captured on video by a Chicago Fire Department worker filming the exterior of a blaze as smoke-eaters battled the flames inside.

With black smoke billowing out the windows, the fearless feline can be seen approaching the opening before taking the leap.

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As onlookers gasp, the cat clears a wall and lands on all fours on the grass before bouncing up running away, the video shows.

Fire department spokesman Larry Langford said the cat was not injured.

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“It went under my car and hid until she felt better after a couple of minutes and came out and tried to scale the wall to get back in,” he said.

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