Saturday, August 25, 2012

Fire Press Release

5708 N Maple

Incident #: 2012036647
Date of Incident: 8/25/2012
Issuing Officer: Joel Fielder/ Battalion Chief

At 2:08 PM, this afternoon, August 25th, 2012 the Spokane Fire Department responded to 5708 North Maple Street on a reported structure fire. Responding fire crews reported a column of smoke showing from several blocks away. The first crew on-scene reported fire and smoke showing from 3 windows at the northwest corner of a 1-story, wood framed residence with fire quickly spreading into the attic. Fire fighters aggressively attacked the fire from the interior of the structure while additional fire crews completed search and rescue, roof ventilation and salvage and overhaul. The fire was brought under control within 30 minutes and fire crews were on scene for several hours to complete the overhaul process. There were no reported injuries to civilians or firefighters. Eight fire companies with 22 firefighters and 2 Battalion Chiefs responded to this fire. Red Cross responded to assist the family of 2 adults and 5 children with clothing, food and housing. The Spokane Police Department was on scene and assisted with traffic and crowd control as Maple Street north bound was closed for 1.5 hours.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Spokane Fire Departments Special Investigation Unit.

Fire damage was confined to the attic and a bedroom located at the northwest corner of the home with heat and smoke damage throughout the rest of the structure.

# Firefighters Responding: 24

End Of Release
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