Lincoln firefighters rescued three cats from a two-alarm blaze in an apartment.
The fire was reported Friday morning, but before firefighters arrived a passing motorist stopped and kicked in a door after learning that cats were inside.
Firefighters arrived a short time later and rescued the cats.
Firefighters used special oxygen equipment designed for animals to treat the cats.
The animals were taken to a shelter and are believed to be healthy.
Investigators haven't determined the cause of the fire.