East Pierce Fire and Rescue firefighters saved one dog and two salamanders from a Bonney lake fire on Friday. Submitted image.

Dog, salamanders saved from Bonney Lake fire

Firefighters arrived to find the front porch of a double wide mobile home involved in fire. The porch was quickly knocked down, but the fire had extended inside the building and attic.

  • Monday, April 24, 2017 3:03pm
  • News

After having 16 incidents since noon, East Pierce Firefighters were dispatched to a residential structure fire at 5:13pm on Friday on the 9600 Block of 210 Avenue East in Bonney Lake.

Firefighters arrived to find the front porch of a double wide mobile home involved in fire. The porch was quickly knocked down, but the fire had extended inside the building and attic.

No one was home at the time of the fire, but one dog was reported inside. Two other dogs were in the care of neighbors when firefighters arrived. Firefighters found the missing dog during the primary search and removed it from the building, unharmed.

Later firefighters found two salamanders and removed them from the structure as well. They appeared to be alive and well.

East Pierce responded with 6 engines and 2 medic units. Mutual Aid was provided by Orting and Central Pierce Fire, each sending one engine, and CPFR also providing a medic unit.

The fire was contained to the front half of the home, but it is most likely a total loss due to smoke damage.

The occupants are being assisted by the Red Cross with housing and clothing. Cause of the fire remains under investigation by EPFR.

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