Friday, October 26, 2012

Fire Press Release

North Battalion House Fire

Incident #: 2012046498
Date of Incident: 10/25/2012
Issuing Officer: Battalion Chief Jones

On Thursday, October 25, at 07:18 AM, the Spokane Fire Department responded 4 Engines, 2 Ladders, 1 Heavy Rescue and 2 Battalion Chiefs to a reported structure fire at 727 E Illinois. Firefighters arrived quickly to discover smoke showing from all sides of a 1 ½ story single-family residence. After confirming the accountability of the occupants, firefighters entered the structure using pre-connected handlines and quickly located and extinguished the fire. Additional arriving companies simultaneously provided ventilation and extinguishment of extension from the fire’s originating area.

The Fire's cause is under investigation by the SFD's SIU

Structural damage was limited to the area of origin; however damage to contents from smoke is moderate. The 4 occupants are being assisted by extended family due to the fact that the home cannot be inhabited until utilities are restored and critical repairs are completed.

# Firefighters Responding: 24

Dollar Loss: $ 40,000+

Other Agencies Responding:
Spokane Police Department, AMR

End Of Release
For more information on this release please call (509) 625-7002

No comments: