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Comments Off on 1912: Miss Bacillus, the Guinea Pig That Survived the Equitable Life Building Fire

Two weeks after the Equitable Life fire, workmen who were trying to salvage the contents of the cellar vaults and safe boxes rescued a cat named Kaiser and a black guinea pig later named Miss Bacillus.

Comments Off on 1912: The Ten Lives of Kaiser, the Equitable Life Building Fire Cat, Part II

Unbeknownst to the FDNY firefighters, a cat named Kaiser was trapped in the basement of the Equitable Life Building as it burned to the ground.

Many articles have been written about the iconic Equitable Building fire in New York City, but few mention Kaiser, the Equitable Fire Cat.