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Firefighters Attempt to Rescue Cat in Douglas Fir

High and Lonesome: Neighbors Report Mewing From Cat in Tall Douglas Fir Tree

Posted: Wednesday, March 17, 2010 10:25 am | Updated: 8:07 pm, Wed Mar 28, 2012.

    Some might have called it much ado about nothing, but Riverside Fire Authority Chief Jim Walkowski thought otherwise.

    “Well, it’s not human life, it’s feline life, but it’s a life,” the chief said as he prepared to hoist a ladder 35 feet up a Douglas Fir tree Tuesday in a Centralia backyard a few blocks from the Centralia Factory Outlets.

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