NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - There was a surprise survivor found after a fire damaged two homes in the Uptown area Monday night.
The fire broke out just after 7 p.m. in the 2100 block of Calhoun Street and quickly went to two alarms. When firefighters arrived, the home where the fire started was fully engulfed in flames, and flames were spreading to the garage of an adjacent home, according to the New Orleans Fire Department.
The only human resident home at the time made it out safely with no injuries, but as firefighters were finishing their work, they discovered a pet rabbit inside. Wet and barely moving, the bunny was given oxygen and eventually revived by one of the firefighters.
Neighbors made a trip to the store for bedding and food, and the bunny is said to be recovering nicely.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
A gofundme site has been set up for the four college students who lived in the home that was gutted by the fire and who lost all of their belongings. You can make a donation here.