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Firefighters free kitten trapped inside a pipe

26 June 2011 Last updated at 22:06 BST

Firefighters in a small town in California are congratulating themselves after rescuing a four-week-old kitten from inside a length of pipe.

A concerned citizen dropped off the pipe at the fire department last week saying a cat was stuck inside.

With the help of a mechanical pipe cutter the firefighters gently cut it in half and freed the tiny animal. They decided to call the kitten Piper.

Speaking in this video are Mike Anderson and John Clark of the Redding Fire Department