Tacoma Fire Department firefighters rescued six dogs from a burning house; some received oxygen using unique masks designed specifically for dogs.
Around 6 a.m., Tacoma fire tweeted that five of the six dogs were up and moving, with the sixth still receiving oxygen.
A ladder company assigned to cut ventilation holes in the roof could not do so because of unsafe conditions. A crew moved onto the second floor to fight the flames.
The fire has since been knocked down, and crews are ensuring all hot spots are out.
Firefighters rescued six dogs from a house fire early Friday morning. Some of the dogs were given oxygen, and five of the six were “up and moving” by 5:30 a.m. https://t.co/NRnrktMgEa— KING 5 News (@KING5Seattle) November 12, 2021
A fire investigator was requested to come to the scene. The cause is under investigation.
Tacoma fire crews will continue to remove fire debris from the house.
No other injuries were reported.