Fire rages at Tacoma residence
Residents of a Hilltop duplex fled a fast-moving fire late Friday afternoon.
Two men living in the upstairs unit said they heard a banging on their door.
“We all got out,” said one of the men as he watched his home burn. “We got two cats upstairs.”
No one was injured in the fire, Tacoma Fire Department spokesman Joe Meinecke said, but the two cats were later found dead.
A total of four people were displaced by the fire, Meinecke said.
The fire heavily damaged the two-story structure at South J and South 25th Streets.
The fire was so intense it caught a nearby tree stump on fire.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.