Firefighters rescued a man trapped inside a basement after a hillside home in the coastal Magnolia neighborhood of Seattle, Washington, began sliding off its foundations on Friday, January 7, the Seattle Fire Department (SFD) said.
The man trapped in the basement was extricated as crews simultaneously worked to extinguish a fire, the SFD said. A woman in the house managed to escape on her own, the fire department added, but at least one dog was found dead.
Fire crews were working through the afternoon “to get tools in and out of the hard to access area in the slide zone behind the house” at 2400 Perkins Lane West, the SFD said.
According to local media, Perkins Lane is prone to landslides, with one having wiped out five homes in 1996. Credit: Seattle Fire Dept via Storyful