Friday, December 01, 2006

Fire Press Release

ISSUING OFFICER: Battalion Chief
INCIDENT TYPE: Structure Fire
INCIDENT ADDRESS: 2515 East Upriver DR
CITY: Spokane
ZIP: 99207

NARRATIVE: On the evening of November 30th at 9:58 the city of Spokane Fire Department responded to 2515 East Upriver DR to a reported structure fire. E8 reported smoke and flames showing as they were approaching. Upon arrival E8 reported a one and a half story wood frame house fully involved in flames, it was confirmed that all occupants were out of the structure. Hose leads were placed to cover exposures and attack leads were advanced to the interior. A search was conducted to make sure that everyone was out and accounted for. The main body of fire took about thirty minutes to knock down, overhaul and final extinguishment was completed in about two hours. Cold weather and ice made it difficult for Firefighters to work. There were no injuries reported. A family of five that were displaced is being assisted by Red Cross. Initial response to this alarm brought five engines one ladder one rescue and two command vehicles for a total of twenty four fire personnel. A fire watch was kept on scene through the night.

The cause of thie fire has not been determined; investigators are on the scene today.

PROBABLE CAUSE: Underinvestigation
DAMAGE EXTENT: House and contents a total loss
DOLLAR LOSS: 180,000.00
MUTUAL AID: None Given

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