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Two men dressed as Batman and Captain America rushed into a burning building to save a cat in Milton, W. Va., Saturday, WSAZ reported.
John Buckland and Troy Marcum were in costume for an event for children and veteran's at an American Legion Post. The event took a dramatic turn when "the vets came over, said they saw some smoke," Buckland, who was dressed as The Dark Knight, told WSAZ.
The former firefighter realized by the color of the smoke that the blaze wasn't just burning trash, as the vets initially suspected, but a house on fire.
“I said [to Marcum] ‘Captain, I need you to find the biggest rock you can find, and throw it through that window right there to let some of this smoke out of that front room,’” Buckland said.
The two men busted into the building, trying to determine if anyone was inside. "As I can start to see," Buckland told WCHSTV, "I reach down and grab something furry."
The cat, who had passed out from smoke inhalation, woke up after Buckland gave it mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. He noted that as soon as the unappreciative feline woke up, it hissed at him.
The homeowners were away at the time of the fire, which officials say was the result of electrical problems.
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Medics at the scene had Buckland remove his Batman mask so they could make sure he was OK, but Buckland made all the children who saw promise not to reveal "who Batman really is."
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