(AP) —

Lincoln firefighters rescued three cats from a two-alarm blaze in an apartment.

The fire was reported Friday morning, but before firefighters arrived a passing motorist stopped and kicked in a door after learning that cats were inside.

Firefighters arrived a short time later and rescued the cats.

Firefighters used special oxygen equipment designed for animals to treat the cats.

The animals were taken to a shelter and are believed to be healthy.

Investigators haven't determined the cause of the fire.