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Lynn firefighters rescue a live cat trapped inside Monday’s burnt building

Cat rescued from Lynn fire site

A tenant of the apartment building at 26 Broad St., is reunited with her cat that was found in the building almost 24 hours after the fire started.

(Photo by Spenser R. Hasak)

Cat rescued from Lynn fire site

A tenant of the apartment building at 26 Broad St., is reunited with her cat that was found in the building almost 24 hours after the fire started.

(Photo by Spenser R. Hasak)

Cat rescued from Lynn fire site

A Lynn firefighter carries a cat out of the apartment building at 26 Broad St., on Tuesday during the cleanup after the four-alarm fire on Monday.

(Photo by Spenser R. Hasak)

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Cat rescued from Lynn fire site

A tenant of the apartment building at 26 Broad St., is reunited with her cat that was found in the building almost 24 hours after the fire started.

(Photo by Spenser R. Hasak)

Lynn — Firefighters made a happy discovery at the site of Monday’s monster fire on Broad Street.

A black cat was found, alive, inside the smoldering remains of the 18-unit apartment building. It was returned to his owner and taken to a nearby animal hospital for evaluation and treatment, according to firefighters at the scene.

Firefighters from across the region stepped up to fight the fast-moving blaze Monday afternoon and evening. One resident was seriously injured and taken to Massachusetts General Hospital. In all, 28 people were left homeless in the wake of the blaze.

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