ISSUING OFFICER: Brian Schaeffer, Assistant Chief
DATE OF INCIDENT: 5/21/2008
INCIDENT TYPE: Structure Fire
INCIDENT ADDRESS: 3000 West Sunset Boulevard
NARRATIVE: On Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 2:04 AM, 7 Companies of Spokane Firefighters, 4 Engines, 1 Heavy Rescue, 2 Senior Ladders under the direction of Battalion Chiefs Inman and Cornelius responded to a reported small motel fire "Christmas House" at 3000 West Sunset Boulevard.
On arrival, firefighters reported a fire visible next to door of unit on the street side with moderate smoke coming from inside of the unit. Fire was at the bottom of the wall extending up the structure.
It took 23 Firefighters just 30 minutes to knock down the fire and control the incident. Firefighters were able to limit the spread of fire to the room of origin. No civilians or firefighters were injured as a result of the incident.
PROBABLE CAUSE: The fire's cause has been determined to be discarded smoking materials.
DAMAGE EXTENT: One unit is untenable. The remaining occupants are able to inhabit the building. The Fire Prevention Division is also working with the owners of the property to address electrical concerns.
DOLLAR LOSS: 5,000
FIREFIGHTER RESPONSE: 23
MUTUAL AID: None Given
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