Kitten rescued from brush fire finds home with Miami-Dade dispatcher
Kitten found hiding in beer box during live Local 10 News report Monday
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – A black kitten that was rescued by firefighters during a live Local 10 News report on a massive brush fire in southwest Miami-Dade County has found a new home.
The kitten was found just after Noon Monday hiding in a Modelo beer box a few feet away from a hot spot that crews were working to extinguish.
Annabel Lee, who has been working for 28 years as a Miami-Dade police dispatcher, adopted the kitten and named him Smokey.
Lee said animal abandonment and abuse calls have a special place in her heart.
She said she hopes Smokey's rescue shows people that "everyone deserves a chance to live in a happy home -- even animals."
Meanwhile, the brush fire that sparked Sunday burned about 2,100 acres and is 60 percent contained.
Copyright 2015 by Local10.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.