Friday, March 16, 2012

Fire Press Release

Attic Fire On South Hill

Incident #: 2012010896
Date of Incident: 3/16/2012
Issuing Officer: Bruce Moline/Battalion Chief

On Friday March 16th, 2012 at 12:25 A.M. the Spokane Fire Department responded companies to an attic fire at 404 W. 25th on the South Hill. Engine 9 from their neighborhood station at 18th and Bernard was the first truck to arrive and found light smoke coming from the eaves on one side of the house. Attack hose lines were advanced to the interior of the house as crews searched for the origin of the smoke. After a search using their Thermal Imaging Camera, crews were able to pinpoint the heat concentration to an area just above the ceiling over the living room of the home. Fire crews then rapidly pulled down the ceiling in this area to expose the hidden fire with the intent to hit the fire with hose streams. They were able to accomplish this in just a few minutes and declare the fire as knocked down. A total of 3 engines, 1 pumper ladder, a ladder truck, a rescue unit and 2 battalion chiefs responded on this fire. The cause at this time appears to be electrical. The Spokane Fire Department Investigation Unit will be continuing their investigation.

The cause appears to be electrical in origin. The Spokane Fire Department Special Investigation Unit will follow-up.

Moderate damage in the attic from the fire. Smoke damage to contents in living area.

# Firefighters Responding: 18

Dollar Loss: $10,000

End Of Release
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