CHINO HILLS ( — Firefighters from the Chino Valley Fire District Sunday rescued a stray cat that was trapped inside of a six-inch drainpipe.

The cat had crawled more than 40 feet into the pipe, and managed to bury itself one foot underground at the intersection of Danbury and Fairfield Ranch roads.

It took officials more than an hour to free the cat from the drainage pipe.

The cat was later released to the Humane Society for treatment.