A stalking foray atop a power pole left a lucky feline jolted, frizzled and dazed but otherwise OK after he fell off the 40-foot pole and sparked a fire outside a fire house.

"When we got the fire knocked down we saw this burned cat close to the base of the pole," Hall said.

They assumed it was dead until Chrzanowski noticed it was breathing. He put it on a blanket and gave it oxygen.

The firefighters believe the cat was on the pole, because a bird's nest was found on top and there was a large black spot where something had touched a relay switch on the 25,000-volt line.