Last week, a house in Seattle’s Magnolia neighborhood slid off of its foundations, and while its residents were largely unharmed, it was believed that their two dogs were killed in the incident. On Thursday, though, one of the dogs was found alive inside the home.
House in Seattle’s Magnolia neighborhood slides off foundations after heavy rain
This came after family friend Remy Olivier passed by the house and heard a noise coming from inside.
“We’ve been coming every day, but this morning we heard some whining … very faintly through a hole we drilled with a screwdriver,” he described to KIRO 7 TV.
Seattle Fire Department crews were then called to the scene, and were able to successfully rescue the animal. The dog is reported to be in stable condition.
2400 block of Perkins Ln W: Firefighters found the dog alive and in stable condition! pic.twitter.com/ILsFbeDmrH
— Seattle Fire Dept. (@SeattleFire) January 13, 2022
The house is located along Perkins Lane, and is believed to have slid from its foundations last week due to high levels of precipitation. That resulted in the top floor partially collapsing on top of the daylight basement. Initially, responders were able to rescue the residents of the home, both of whom were sent to Harborview Medical Center in stable condition.
This isn’t the first time a slide has damaged homes on Perkins Lane. Following a wet winter in 1996, a major slide destroyed five homes in the area, with one catching fire from an electrical short caused by the incident.