24-year-old cat saved from house fire near Silverado Ranch and Eastern

This 24-year-old cat was saved by fire crews as they battled a house fire near Silverado Ranch and Eastern Thursday afternoon. 9/22/16 (Donnie Lane | KSNV)

Multiple agencies battled a fire this afternoon in the southeast Las Vegas Valley. A house fire kept crews busy at a residence near Eastern and Silverado Ranch.

Crews were notified at 12:55 p.m. Upon arrival, the crews called for a second alarm because of the high winds and exposures.

Before the flames were doused, 8 engines, 2 trucks, 2 rescues, 2 battalion chiefs, and an air resource unit with a total of nearly 50 firefighters were on scene from Clark County and Henderson.

Fire crews tell News 3 the flames started in an RV parked next to the home but spread quickly to the home because of the wind.

The fire damaged the home on the other side of that RV and embers from the flames caught a palm tree on fire several houses down.

The folks living in the home say they are thankful they are both okay and that Clark County Firefighters were able to rescue their 24-year-old, partially blind cat.

"Seems so good to have something good come out of something so sad. He's 24-years-old. He doesn't see well. He doesn't hear well, but he knows how to get back to the couch, " said homeowner Wilma Merril.

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