Kitten hiding in cardboard box rescued from brush fire on live TV

Posted at 6:48 AM, Apr 21, 2015
and last updated 2015-04-21 06:50:00-04

A reporter from Miami TV station WPLG had something unexpected happen on live television while delivering a report on a brush fire.

Reporter Roger Lohse was covering a fire that is burning southwest of Miami and has charred over 800 acres so far.  While wrapping up a live report on the fire, Lohse noticed something happening behind him and the camera zoomed in to find a tiny black kitten wrapped in a towel.

The reporter quickly asked firefighters a few questions about where the cat was found;  turns out the kitten was hiding in a Modelo Beer box in the area of the fire.

A firefighter is seen hugging the kitten and remarking that, “it’s going right back in the box,” and home with her – and sure enough she and the kitten headed back to the fire truck. There is no update on the condition of the cat or if its new name is “Modelo,” but we certainly hope so.

The fire is about 50 percent contained but is still threatening 10 structures and forcing several road closures in the area.