Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Hill N Dale Structure Fire

Incident #: 2014004680
Date of Incident: 01/27/2014
Issuing Officer: Joel Fielder/Battalion Chief
Narrative: At approximately 5:30 PM on January 27,2014 Spokane Fire crews were dispatched to 8821 North Hill N Dale on a reported structure fire. First arriving crews found light smoke coming from a 2nd floor apartment in a 3-strory apartment building that contained 12 units.  Firefighters gained entry into the unit and found light smoke conditions and discovered a fire in the closet around an enclosed water heater. The fire was quickly extinguished by the fire attack crew while other companies completed search, ventilation, salvage and overhaul. A commercial fire response was dispatched to this address due to the size of the building, the response consisted of 6 engines, 2-Ladder trucks, 1 Heavy Rescue Truck and 2 Response Chiefs. The fire was brought under control within 20 minutes. 

There were no injuries to civilians or firefighters and 1 family was displaced and was being assisted by the Spokane Chapter of the American Red Cross.

Cause: The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Spokane Fire Department’s, Special Investigation Unit.
Damage: Fire damage was confined to the bedroom closet with smoke damage throughout the apartment.
# Firefighters Responding: 33
Dollar Loss: $ 5000
Other Agencies Responding:
American Red Cross

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