SEATTLE -- A man was trapped, and a pet dog was killed when a hillside gave way in northwestern Seattle and crashed into a home on a bluff, shoving it off its foundation.
Firefighters were called to the 2400 block of Perkins Lane West in the city's Magnolia neighborhood around 2 p.m. and found a man trapped after the top floor of the home partially collapsed onto a daylight basement, according to Seattle Fire officials. In addition, a fire was burning near two propane tanks behind the home.
Firefighters doused the flames as they worked to free the man. A woman who was also inside the home escaped without harm. Both were taken to a Seattle hospital.
Firefighters found one dog had died and a second dog remains missing.
Video from the scene shows heavy damage to the home, which was shoved several feet forward along the bluff, with water spewing from under the main floor. Firefighters said the home is likely a total loss.
With the steep grade of the bluff, firefighters used a bucket brigade method of passing needed tools from their rig to the home below.
It's been a very wet fall and winter for Seattle, with a recent snow event giving way to 2+ inches of rain Thursday and Friday from a potent atmospheric river.
The USGS and National Weather Service had warned for days of increased landslide risk due to saturated ground.