Humans aren't the only ones who need saving.
D.C. firefighters rescued a dog named Sheeba and Mousie the cat out of a basement fire at a rowhouse on the 500 block of 23rd Place NE on Sunday, the fire department said.
Photos and video the fire department tweeted show firefighters applying oxygen masks specially designed for animals to the pets' faces.
Sheeba and Mousie were revived and Humane Rescue Alliance workers helped them.
D.C. Fire and EMS said there was a second cat that didn't make it after the fire. All of the human residents made it out safely.
Sheeba was given back to her owner and Mousie was taken to an animal hospital for further treatment.