DATE OF INCIDENT: 11/11/2010
INCIDENT TYPE: Multiple Alarms
INCIDENT ADDRESS: 840 West Cora Avenue
NARRATIVE: On Thursday, November 11, 2010 at 12:06 AM, 7 Companies of Spokane Firefighters, 2 Senior Ladders, 1 Pumper-Ladder, 1 Heavy Rescue, 3 Engines under the direction of Battalion Chiefs Jones and Cornelius, responded to a Structure Fire at 840 West Cora Avenue in Northwest Spokane. Spokane Firefighters arrived quickly to find heavy smoke and fire showing from the third floor of a three-story apartment building containing 12 living units and office space. The first arriving Chief requested a second alarm at 12:11 AM that brought three engines, a Senior Ladder and two AMR Ambulances with an AMR Supervisor to the scene. A third alarm was requested at 12:19 AM adding two additional Engines and off-duty command staff.
Finding a working fire in two units and the attic space, firefighters commenced swift salvage operations to protect personal property by deploying tarpaulins within the structure and making judicious use of firefighting hose streams to stop the fire's progress. Pumper Ladder 13 immediately laddered the roof and created a trench cut above and next to the apartments involved in fire. The well coordinated effort of the firefighters confined flames to the building's common attic, extinguishing the blaze in just 1 hour. There were no injuries reported from either residents or firefighters.
PROBABLE CAUSE: The fire's cause remains under investigation.
DAMAGE EXTENT: Though loss from the fire was limited to a total of three apartment units and some office area, the need to secure the building's utilities rendered areas of the building temporarily untenable. A total of three families living in the affected residential apartment units were referred to the American Red Cross for interim placement assistance.
FIREFIGHTER RESPONSE: 52
MUTUAL AID: Fire District 1, Fire District 9
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DATE OF INCIDENT: 11/10/2010
INCIDENT TYPE: Structure Fire
INCIDENT ADDRESS: 619 E. Rowan
NARRATIVE: Yesterday, November 9, 2010, the Spokane Fire Department responded at approximately 10:37 PM to 619 E. Rowan on a reported structure fire with flames showing from the house. The first crew on-scene reported smoke and fire showing at the front of the one story, wood framed home. Fire fighters aggressively attacked the fire from the front of the structure while additional fire crews completing search and rescue, roof ventilation and salvage and overhaul. The fire was brought under control within 20 minutes and there were no reported injuries to firefighters. The home, which was vacant at the time of the fire sustained fire damage to the front bedroom of the home with smoke damage through out the structure. Seven fire companies with 20 Firefighters and 2 Chief Officers responded to this fire and were on scene for approximately 1.5 hours. Fire crews remained on scene through out the night to assist the fire investigator in determining the origin and cause of the fire.
PROBABLE CAUSE: The cause of the fire is under investigation by Spokane Fire Department's Special Investigation Unit.
DAMAGE EXTENT: Fire damage was confined to the main floor and crawl space of the home with smoke damage through out the rest of the structure.
DOLLAR LOSS: 20000
FIREFIGHTER RESPONSE: 22
MUTUAL AID: None Given
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