Cat And Iguana Saved In Eastmont House Fire

September 9, 2016

Everett, Everett Fire

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It may have cost one of its 9 lives but this cat was rescued along with an Iguana.

Everyone, including a cat and iguana came out okay after a house fire on Vistarama Drive in the Eastmont Neighborhood east of Everett Friday afternoon.

According to Deputy Chief Doug Dahl of Fire District 1, a call came in around 4:45 PM of a structure fire in the 8500 block of Vistarama.

Arriving fire units found heavy smoke and flames coming from the house as they arrived. A woman who lived inside the house told firefighters she thinks the fire started in a bedroom. She tried to put it out but was unable. She suffered minor injuries and was checked out by medics but didn’t need treatment or transport.

Due to the heavy fire and issues with the roof construction a second alarm was called. Crews from Everett Fire and Fire District 7 provided mutual aid.

An investigator with the Snohomish County Fire Marshal’s office has been called to determine the cause of the fire and estimate a damage amount. A large pet Iguana and a house cat were both rescued and turned over to the owners who were taking them to a vet to be checked out.

Here are a few photos. Click to enlarge.

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There was heavy smoke and flame from the living area as firefighters arrived.

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A firefighter uses an ax on the roof.

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A look at the entrance to the house.

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Another look at the damage.


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