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ANNANDALE, N.J. — An ordinary fire drill for the Annadale Hose Company in New Jersey turned into a real life rescue.

It was a close call for more than half a dozen kittens who were saved by firefighters conducting a drill.

Firefighters had already gone through one rotation in the specially-constructed building that was set ablaze to recreate conditions inside an actual structural fire.

The department says that the temperatures inside could reach up to 1100 degrees Fahrenheit.

Some of the squad members heard the kittens in distress in one of the rooms. They went back and gathered the kittens into a towel, put them in a box, and gave them oxygen.

The squad called 911 which then reached out the Lost Paws Animal Rescue in Pittstown.

The center says after spending two days in the ICU all the kittens are doing just fine.