Gig Harbor firefighters tackled house fire in the city Monday afternoon in which two pets were killed and a third went missing.
Fire crews were dispatched to the two-story home at Reid Drive Northwest and Hollycroft Street about 3:45 p.m, Gig Harbor Fire & Medic One spokeswoman Tina Curran said. The blaze was under control by 6:45 p.m.
The garage was on fire, Curran said, and the flames spread to the attic. A cat and a dog died from smoke inhalation, and a second cat is missing.
The family had a detached garage at the house burn down last year.
"It's awful," Curran said. "I feel so bad for them."
In addition to Gig Harbor's units, firefighters from Tacoma Fire Department and West Pierce Fire & Rescue also were dispatched to help contain the blaze.
The residents were able to escape the home safely. The cause of the fire has not yet been determined.