Saturday, October 20, 2012

Fire Press Release

North Battalion Residence Fire
Incident #: 2012045666
Date of Incident: 10/19/2012
Issuing Officer: AC Schaeffer
Narrative:On Friday October 19, 2012 at 3:52 PM, 6 Companies of Spokane Firefighters, 2 Senior Ladders, 1 Heavy Rescue, 3 Engines under the direction of Battalion Chiefs Mike Thompson and Dave Haworth, responded to a structure fire at 1817 West Jackson Avenue in Northwest Spokane. Engine 3 from the neighborhood fire station arrived within three-minutes of dispatch to find heavy smoke showing from the address side of the residence.  Residents met the firefighters as they arrived and reported that everyone had successfully evacuated from the home and were accounted for prior to calling 911.  Finding heavy fire in the basement of the home with rapid extension to the first floor, firefighters from initial arriving engines coordinated an interior attack on the fire while ladder companies above them on the roof conducted vertical ventilation.   The fire was completely extinguished in just 1 hour. There were no injuries reported from either residents or firefighters.
Cause:The cause of the fire was determined to be accidental and related to combustibles too close to the furnace.
Damage:There is significant damage to the basement and moderate smoke damage throughout the home.
# Firefighters Responding: 19
Dollar Loss: $ 20000
Other Agencies Responding:
SPD, Avista
End Of Release 
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