"But Leo was still inside standing over the kittens, and we were scared he would get burned," she said. "We couldn't find Sabrina (mother of the kittens) and we thought they would all die."
The children sobbed with relief when firefighters rescued and revived 11-month-old Leo.
"Then we were told there was a box of kittens still in there, and firefighters returned to grab them too," Cdr Brown said.
He said Leo licked the kittens with joy when he saw them. "It was a wonderful sight," he said.
The kittens were unharmed because a cover on their box stopped them suffering smoke inhalation.
Firefighters plan to nominate Leo for an honor to acknowledge his bravery. Link -Thanks, Larfin Jackarse!