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Edmonton cat who jumped from burning balcony has a new home

Edmonton cat who jumped from burning balcony has a new home

A cat that escaped from a burning apartment earlier this year has a new home.

The cat was captured on video jumping from a third-floor balcony of a Jasper Avenue apartment building on April 25 as a fire raged through the apartment.

A man was rescued from the balcony by firefighters using a ladder truck.

The animal was put up for adoption in May after his owner refused to pick him up.

On Tuesday, the Edmonton Fire Department announced that the cat, who has been renamed Jasper, has been adopted by an EFRS dispatcher.

Despite his big jump, Jasper is doing well, according to EFRS.

The fire burned his whiskers and a bit of fur on his back.

Jasper the cat found a new home with an Edmonton Fire Department dispatcher after jumping from a burning apartment building earlier this year. (Source: Edmonton Fire Rescue Services)