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A Dunedin cat who got itself into a tight spot this morning has firefighters to thank for its freedom.
The Roseneath moggy became wedged behind a hot water cylinder, resulting in the Port Chalmers volunteer fire crew receiving a call at 9.55am.
Fire and Emergency New Zealand spokesman Andrew Norris said the crew raced to its assistance and freed the feline at the Cove St property in under an hour.
''They got to work with hand tools and rescued the cat from behind the cylinder.''
It was unknown whether the cat had sustained any injuries.