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: New Illinois Laws To Protect Sex Crime Victims' Privacy Take Effect Jan. 1
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, 2021
Hennessy landed on his feet, bounced on the grass, and ran off.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Cloudy Overnight With Snow Flurries For Some
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: View Live Radar
No injuries were reported in the fire.