VIDEO: Seattle Firefighters Rescue Homeowner After House Slides Off Foundation
Seattle firefighters rescued a man who was trapped in the basement of a house that had slid about 20 feet off its foundation. The entire area has been beset by landslides after heavy rains and snow. The man’s wife was able to escape the house — but their dog did not survive.
“Thank God they were in the kitchen,” Carol Silverstein told television station KIRO. “They were together in the kitchen and dogs were in the living room. And then it just came down on them.”
Eyewitnesses said it sounded like a “big wave hit land.” Watch footage below and click here to sign up for the Todd Starnes Newsletter for conservative news and commentary.
This is footage of the house and hillside that slid at 2400 block of Perkins Ln. W. Upon our arrival we extricated one adult male who was trapped in the basement inside. An adult female was able to escape on her own. One dog is deceased, the other has not been located yet. pic.twitter.com/GDEELYf2qG— Seattle Fire Dept. (@SeattleFire) January 7, 2022
Perkins Ln slide: a lot of teamwork is happening here to get tools in and out of the hard to access area in the slide zone behind the house. Upon arrival crews also had to simultaneously work to extinguish a fire while a resident was trapped inside. pic.twitter.com/HplQjecmRA— Seattle Fire Dept. (@SeattleFire) January 7, 2022