As a fire department drone hovers, water is poured on a burning house in the 2300 block of Harrison Avenue in Everett on Thursday. (Everett Fire Department)

As a fire department drone hovers, water is poured on a burning house in the 2300 block of Harrison Avenue in Everett on Thursday. (Everett Fire Department)

Dog rescued in Everett house fire passes away

The type of construction made the fire difficult to extinguish.

EVERETT — Two dogs and a cat died in a house fire last week in the 2300 block of Harrison Avenue, just off I-5.

No people were seriously injured, but firefighters found it difficult to extinguish the flames on May 9.

They were dispatched at 7:31 p.m. and arrived to find a fully involved fire. The occupants of the house had escaped with minor injuries, the Everett Fire Department said.

“Firefighters were able to get water on the fire quickly, but due to the older balloon-frame construction, full extinguishment was difficult,” the fire department said in a news release.

A woman living upstairs said she had to navigate smoke and flames to get outside, while her four pets were stuck inside. One cat had made it out safely.

Shortly before midnight, after the fire was knocked down, “Firefighters pulled one young dog out of the house and administered blow by oxygen,” the fire department said. “He appeared pale and suffering from shock. He was transported by EFD to an area veterinary clinic is under their care at this time.”

The dog passed away the next day.

The house appears to be a total loss. The woman said she has been living in a hotel, and is grateful for community support.

“A lot of people went out of their way to comfort me,” she said.

The cause is still under investigation.

This story has been updated

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