WATCH: Cat makes death-defying jump from 5th floor of burning building – and survives

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CHICAGO (WGN) — Cats really do have nine lives.

The Chicago Fire Department tweeted out a video of a black cat jumping out of the window of a burning Englewood building Thursday.

Miraculously, the black cat landed on its feet and survived the leap from the fifth story of the building, officials said.

Firefighters recorded the death-defying leap.

The cat “hit grass, bounced and walked away,” Chicago fire tweeted.

Crews were in the area of W. 65th St. and S. Lowe Ave. for a multistory building fire. The blaze, contained to a single unit, was eventually extinguished.

No injuries – human or otherwise – were reported.

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