DATE OF INCIDENT: 2/19/2010
INCIDENT TYPE: Structure Fire
INCIDENT ADDRESS: 2724 E. Boone Ave.
NARRATIVE: At 7:07 PM on Friday, February 19, 2010 the Spokane Fire Department responded 5 engines, 2 ladder trucks, 1 rescue truck and 2 Battalion Chiefs to a reported house fire at 2724 E. Boone Ave. The first crew on scene reported heavy fire and smoke from all openings of a single family house. While crews attacked the fire, other crews performed a search of the house to confirm there was no one trapped inside. The fire was knocked down within 10 minutes but crews remained on scene for several hours removing burned contents and pulling ceilings and walls, checking for any hidden pockets of fire. One civilian was treated by Spokane Fire Department paramedics for moderate smoke inhalation and was and transported to Sacred Heart Medical Center. It was not known at the time of this report whether the 35 year old male victim was an occupant of the house. Damage to the house was extensive and will not be able to be occupied until repairs can be made.
PROBABLE CAUSE: The fire was investigated by the Spokane Fire Department's Special Investigation Unit and determined to be accidentally caused by carelessly discarded smoking material.
DAMAGE EXTENT: There was extensive damage to the house and its contents.
DOLLAR LOSS: 75000
FIREFIGHTER RESPONSE: 28
MUTUAL AID: None Given
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