09/18/2014 08:57 EDT | Updated 06/16/2017 01:00 EDT

Cat escapes from burning, collapsing Manitoba hotel

Talk about a daring escape! A cat scrambled out of a burning hotel in Dauphin, Man., as the building crashed to the ground.

Witness David Katcsma captured the feline's escape from the Towers Hotel as it was being demolished on Thursday.

The fire started at around 3 a.m. CT, engulfing the entire hotel. What remained of the charred structure was pulled down by 12:30 p.m.

As the building started to come down, the black-and-white cat was seen perched on a window frame, on the left-hand side of the attached video. 

See what happened next by clicking on the video player.