Two La Pine firefighters injured rescuing 2 cats from burning home; up to a dozen others may have perished

  • Source: KTVZ-TV NBC/CW+ 21 Bend
  • Published: 05/13/2022 12:00 AM

An occupant escaped a La Pine house fire through a bedroom window Wednesday evening, but two firefighters were injured rescuing two of what may have been up to 14 cats in the destroyed home, Fire Chief Mike Supkis said Thursday. La Pine Rural Fire District firefighters responded shortly before 7 p.m. to the reported house fire in the 15000 block of Ponderosa Loop, Supkis said. Crews arrived to find flames coming from several windows of the manufactured home, while the lightweight truss roof had collapsed and the home could not be safely entered, so a defensive attack took place, the fire chief said. “Firefighters were able to reach through windows and rescue two cats,“ Supkis said. “However, the fate of the others are currently unknown and due to the significant damage are believed to have perished in the fire.”


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