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Deaf man rescued from Virginia Highland house fire
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ATLANTA -- Firefighters rescued a deaf man from a house fire in the Virginia Highland area on Friday.

According to Atlanta Fire and Rescue Battalion Chief Sean Johnson, crews were working in the basement of a home at 839 Crestridge Drive when the fire broke out around 10 a.m. 

The fire extended from the basement to the first floor. Johnson said a woman in the home told firefighters that there were kittens in home, but didn't mention that a man was also in the house.

Firefighters found the man, who is deaf, on the second floor. He unaware of the fire. He was brought out of the home and treated at the scene.

The blaze was contained between the first and second floor. One cat was found, another remains missing.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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