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erienewsnow.com 08 Jan, 2022 15:15 am

Man rescued after house slides off its foundation in Seattle following heavy rain - Erie News Now

Man rescued after house slides off its foundation in Seattle following heavy rain - Erie News Now
By Melissa Alonso, CNN

" "Crews responded to slides across King County today," the county's road services department stated.Firefighters had "to simultaneously work to extinguish a fire while" the resident was "trapped inside," SFD said."Crews also searched the structure for two missing dogs; unfortunately one was found deceased and the other was not located," said SFD.SFD crews "utilized hydraulic struts to shore the structure" and rescue the man who "was pinned underneath debris" in the basement, the release said.

The man and woman were transported to Harborview Medical Center, said the release."The steep slope area behind the house had slid likely as a result of high levels of precipitation which resulted in the top floor of the structure partially collapsing on top of the daylight basement," the Seattle Fire Department said in a statement.

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