OAK GROVE, Ore. - A cat that was found badly burned Monday morning after a travel trailer went up in flames had to be euthanized.
The fire broke out around 8:15 a.m. in the area of 22nd Avenue and Park in Oak Grove.
According to Clackamas Fire District #1, the trailer was fully involved in flames when crews arrived. Firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze and keep the fire from also burning down the home. Three people were inside the house and were able to get out safely.
While fire crews were mopping up, they found a female cat that had been burned. A rescue unit took the cat to VCA Northwest Veterinary Specialists in Clackamas for treatment. We contacted the veterinary hospital to ask about the condition of the cat and learned that the burns were so severe that they had to euthanize the animal.
Fire crews were also told that a litter of kittens had been inside the trailer but a spokesman for Clackamas Fire District #1 said the trailer was so badly burned that they could not tell if any animals had been inside.
The cause of the fire has not yet been determined. The damage is estimated to be around $10,000.
On a final note, VCA Northwest Veterinary Specialists wants to remind folks who have pets to put a sticker somewhere on your home that lets emergency crews know that there are animals inside. It's unknown at this point whether the homeowners in this case had done that.
Photo courtesy of Clackamas Fire District #1.