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Snakes, hedgehog, gecko, people escape Pleasant Grove house fire

Nine people and an assortment of animals were able escape a house fire without injury in Pleasant Grove on the morning of Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020.
Nine people and an assortment of animals were able escape a house fire without injury in Pleasant Grove on the morning of Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020.
Pleasant Grove Fire Department

PLEASANT GROVE — Nine people and a lot of animals were able to escape a house fire without injury Saturday.

Emergency dispatchers received a call about 5:25 a.m. that a structure at 990 N. 200 West was fully involved and people were trapped in the basement, according to a prepared statement from the Pleasant Grove Fire Department.

Firefighters, however, were able to contain the fire to the carport and a storage shed.

“All in all, there were nine human occupants, two snakes, one hedgehog, one gecko, two cats, one dog and an unknown number of chickens. All humans, dog, cats and chickens were able to safely evacuate, and the snakes, hedgehog and gecko were rescued with no known injuries,” the department stated.

Pleasant Grove praised the quick actions of firefighters for preventing the fire from causing more damage.

A potential cause for the fire was not immediately available.