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  • Photo courtesy of Hawaii Fire Department Battalion Chief Mark Provencal Joshua Riccio, a Department of Transporation Airports Division firefighter recruit, uses a pediatric ozygen mask to resuscitate Ceci, a pet female cat that was overcome by smoke in a house fire early Saturday evening in Keaukaha. Firefighters were able to save Ceci and most of the Desha Avenue home.

When a Saturday evening stove fire caused an estimated $50,000 damage to a Desha Avenue home in the Keaukaha area in Hilo, firefighters were able to save something no amount of money can replace — a pet cat named Ceci.