Man hurt, exotic pets saved in Georgetown apartment fire

A man was hurt, more than two dozen people were evacuated, and numerous pets, including some exotic ones, were saved during an apartment fire in Seattle?s Georgetown neighborhood.

SEATTLE, Wash. — A man was hurt, more than two dozen people were evacuated, and numerous pets, including some exotic ones, were saved during an apartment fire in Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood.

The fire started in a second-story unit at the Boeing Field Apartments in the 6200 block of Airport Way South just after 11 p.m. Thursday.

The 51-year-old man who lived there was taken to the hospital with minor burns.

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About 30 people living in the three-story building were able to get out safely. There were lots of pets involved in the evacuation, including sugar gliders and a large parrot that an animal specialist was called in to care for.

“I’m kind of here to help her get the bird settled in and get them home. She had sugar gliders, she had a dog, I see there’s pit bulls that are out here, too, and those guys look like they’re in good shape, so we got the animals out great," said Debbie Goodrich of Parrot Ambassadors.

Seattle firefighters were able to contain the fire to one apartment. One other unit has smoke and water damage.

A Metro bus was brought in so the evacuated people could stay warm.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.