Portland, Oregon 2021-07-18 02:09:11 –
Several pets escaped or were rescued, with the exception of one adult cat that died in flames
KOIN, Oregon — A 12-year-old girl crawls safely after a fire broke out in a long-view mobile home.
According to Longview Fire, a crew member responded to the fire at 605 California Way on Saturday morning, and firefighters put down the fire in about 15 minutes.
Authorities learned that a 12-year-old girl was sleeping in her back bedroom and woke up to smoke in the room. The hall outside the bedroom was filled with smoke and heat, so she crawled out of the bedroom window.
There were several family pets in the house. Firefighters said all pets had escaped or were rescued, except for one adult cat that died in the fire.
According to the Longview Fire, the smoke detector wasn’t working in the house.
“Working smoke detectors are an important safety device that must be installed in every home,” said Captain Eric Corrais. “Today’s fire was an avoidable near miss. Smoke detectors would have provided a much earlier warning.”
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