Monday, August 20, 2012

South side garage fire

South Battalion Garage Fire
Incident #:  2012035801
Date of Incident:  8/20/2012
Issuing Officer:  BC Dave Haworth
On Monday, August 20, at 2:33 PM, the Spokane Fire Department responded 2 Ladders, 4 Engines, 1 Heavy Rescue, and 2 Battalion Chiefs to a reported structure fire at 633 South Greene St. First arriving SE14, from the Lincoln Heights neighborhood, reported a single car garage burning behind this address. SE14, after ensuring no one was in the garage, began to attack the fire, which by this time had spread to 2 other garages and 2 fences. Subsequent arriving Companies connected to a hydrant to ensure a water supply, pulled additional hoses to keep the fire from spreading further, and ensured all utilities were disconnected. SPD provided traffic and bystander control. Crews were able to minimize the damage to the 2 exposed garages but the original garage was a total loss. One citizen was treated on-scene for minor smoke inhalation by paramedics but was not transported to the hospital. There were no injuries to firefighters.
The cause is under investigation by the Spokane Fire Dept SIU
The original fire building is a total loss, 2 fences were destroyed, and 2 additional garages received moderate damage.
# Firefighters Responding: 27
Dollar Loss: $30000

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