CHICAGO (CBS) — Hennessy, the black cat who took a five-story leap of faith from a burning building in Englewood on Thursday, has yet to return home, and neighbors are hoping to track him down.
The cat jumped from the fifth floor of a six-story apartment building at 65th Street and Lowe Avenue as a fire was burning there Thursday afternoon.READ MORE: Illinois Driver Services Facilities To Reinstate Mask Requirement On Monday
Video provided by the Fire Department showed smoke billowing from busted-out windows in the building. A black cat then is seen jumping out of an open window as a crowd yells, “Look at the cat!”
Nine lives for a cat that jumped from fire at 65th and Lowe. Cat hit grass bounced and walked away! pic.twitter.com/LRBsjMta2Z
— Chicago Fire Media (@CFDMedia) May 13, 2021READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Strong To Severe Storms Ahead
Hennessy landed on his feet, bounced on the grass, and ran off.
Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford said the cat’s owner told firefighters Hennessy is a house cat who didn’t go outside.
Neighbors were out looking for him on Friday, after he had yet to return home.MORE NEWS: Bronzeville Woman Pays Plumber To Fix Sewage Backup, Only To Find Out It Was On City Property
No injuries were reported in the fire.