Normally when a cat bites you on the arm, it’s either being a pest or trying to kill you. However, one family in Alberta, Canada found out that sometimes when a cat bites you, it’s a warning.

At 3:30 a.m., two children and their parents were sleeping when their cat jumped on the parents’ bed and bit the mother on the arm, waking her up. That’s when she discovered that their house was on fire.

Thanks to the cat’s actions, every family member escaped safely from the burning house as firefighters carried the heroic cat safely from the home. So the next time your cat bites you, it could be to help you, or it could be just another way for your cat to annoy you just for fun.

To read more about the cat that saved a family from a fire, click here.

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