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One might seem to have it all, but when disaster strikes, we’re always reminded of what truly matters. In such times, material possessions are almost meaningless. What we care about are our loved ones and pets. The love and companionship we share are the most important things by far.

That’s what mattered to model and actress Cara Delevingne when a fire suddenly overtook her Los Angeles mansion. 

Cara Delevingne's two Persian cats via Instagram from October

Cara Delevingne’s two Persian cats via Instagram from October. Images via Instagram/caradelevingne

Cara Delevingne was Heartbroken for Her Cats

While Delevingne was away in the UK performing, a fire started in her Los Angeles mansion in the early morning. It began around 4 am on Friday, March 15. In an instant, her life changed, and she feared she had lost everything. 

The blaze was a horrifying sight for neighbors as a wall of flames surrounded the property (see video below). Some 94 firefighters arrived, working for over 2 hours as a second-story roof collapsed.

A video from TMZ showed Delevingne with her rescued Chihuahua-Terrier mix, Alfie, in the UK. But her two beloved Persian cats were inside during the home fire! She took to Instagram, heartbroken to think she had lost them.

Of all the things in her beautiful home, the cats were at the top of her mind.

“My heart is broken today. I cannot believe it. Life can change in the blink of an eye. So cherish what you have.”

Screenshot via Instagram/Cara Delevingne

Screenshot via Instagram/Cara Delevingne

Delevingne Overjoyed as Firefighters Found Her Cats Alive!

But then, Delevingne got the best news: the kitties miraculously survived! The model posted a wonderful and relieving update for everyone, showing the kitties perched together on a plush cat tree. 

“They are alive! Thank you to the firefighters,” she posted to her Instagram story. “Thank you from the bottom of my heart to all the firefighters and people that have have showed up to help.”

Screenshot via Instagram/Cara Delevingne

Shared images show a firefighter holding the cats wrapped in towels.

The firefighter holds one of Cara Delevingne's Persian cats

There were many hands the helped carry the precious cargo to safety.

Rescuer holds Cara Delevingne's Persian cat after home fire. Images via Instagram/CaraDelevingne, 2

Amazingly, the cats don’t appear to have been caught in the flames.

Rescuer holds Cara Delevingne's Persian cat after home fire. Images via Instagram/CaraDelevingne

A video from KTLA 5 shows two women carrying the cats away from the home.

Two women carry the cats away from the home in towels via YouTube

Two women carry the cats away from the home in towels via YouTube.

Video by KTLA 5:

The actress previously shared images of cuddling with the fluffy cats on social media. Her dogs Alfie and Leo often appear with her too.

Cara Delevingne's two Persian cats via Instagram from October, 3

Images via Instagram/caradelevingne

Cara Delevingne's two Persian cats via Instagram from October, 2

Below, one of the cat’s is playing with cute Alfie.

Video via Instagram/caradelevingne

What Started the Fire?

As firefighters searched for the cats, Delevingne’s parents, who were also in the UK, told TMZ they believed an electrical issue involving a power line and “a windy night” may have been to blame. At the time, they weren’t aware of the cats’ rescue.

Captain Adam Vangerpen stated the fire likely began at the back of the home. To prevent the flames from spreading into the heavily wooded neighborhood, firefighters remained in the area for over 12 hours.

Two people were injured: a housekeeper in the home suffered from smoke inhalation, and a firefighter was injured after falling from a ladder. Healing purrs to them all! 

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