SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Feb. 20, 2021 (Gephardt Daily) — Firefighters in Salt Lake City responded to a basement fire on Saturday morning, and rescued 18 pets.
Only one animal, a bird, died in the fire, an SLCPD statement says. Four human residents and all the pets were displaced by the blaze.
“This morning SLC Fire crews responded to a basement fire, 452 N. 1400 West,” the SLCPD statement says. “Four adults displaced. No injuries.
“Animals saved by SLCFD: six dogs, one large tortoise, two small tortoises, three cats, one parrot, three snakes, two lizards. Unfortunately one bird was lost.”
(Editor’s note: The bird in the photo looks more like a cockatoo.)
The cause of the fire is under investigation, the statement says.
This morning SLC Fire crews responded to a basement fire, 452 N 1400 W. 4 adults displaced. No injuries. Animals saved by SLCFD: 6 dogs, 1 large tortoise, 2 small tortoises, 3 cats, 1 parrot, 3 snakes, 2 lizards. Unfortunately one bird was lost. Cause under investigation. pic.twitter.com/dF2KiHmRO1
— Salt Lake City Fire Department (@slcfire) February 20, 2021