Dogs save 2 from fire in Seattle’s Beacon Hill neighborhood

SEATTLE — Two people at a Beacon Hill home in Seattle can thank their dogs for waking them when a fire started on the second floor Sunday.

The fire happened about 11 a.m. in the 2800 block of South Othello Street and displaced a family of eight.

Seattle Fire Department Deputy Chief Ron Mondragon said when firefighters arrived, the fire was well involved on the second floor.

The fire was in the back of the home and spread to the attic, Mondragon said.

Mondragon said when the two were awakened, they called 911 and got out.

A neighbor told KIRO 7 he didn’t see the fire but he went and gave the two some socks, shoes and shirts to wear because they didn’t have any on. He said it seemed as though they had just awoken.

Officials with the Red Cross Northwest responded by sending volunteers to help the family.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.