The unprecedented moment when a cat jumped from a burning fifth floor and walked away like nothing.


A person made the recording from the Chicago Fire Department.

A cat defied death and was unharmed after jumping from the fifth floor of a burning building. Upon landing, he continued walking calmly.

The video was posted by the Chicago Fire Department, showing smoke coming from an apartment window. From the bottom, you can see how the debris fell; it was at that moment where you can see the cat.

And as the Chicago Fire Department tried to put out the flames, the cat fled the building and jumped. The spectators looked on in amazement, saying: "Look at the cat."

According to the Chicago Sun-Times, the fire started around 3:00 p.m. in a building. The firefighters were busy putting out the fire. At the same time, the spectators and passers-by pointed towards one of the floors and murmured, as a feline could be observed looking at the situation and calculating the best moment to jump and save his life.

Fortunately, the animal miraculously found a space to land on its four legs in a grassy area in front of the building. Once on dry land, he kept running. Fortunately, they found him safe.

Fire department spokesman Larry Langford said they found the protagonist of the video a few minutes later: "He was hidden under my car waiting to feel better, a couple of minutes later he came out and tried to climb the wall to come back." The cat was not injured, Langford added, stressing that they were trying to locate its owner.

The cat's ability to land on its paws is due to the flexibility and reflexes of these animals.

Their flexibility in the spine and lack of a clavicle means that they can split your body in two in different directions, causing "at once to greatly block the opposite angle."

They can orient their body in different directions when they relax. This is one of the most remarkable maneuvers of cats. Still, they should use different motions to turn quickly and efficiently.

No injuries were reported after the fire that firefighters were controlling, and it has not been said why it caught fire.