Saturday, June 04, 2011

Fire Press Release

Pho Van Restaurant Fire

Incident #: 2011021516 Date of Incident: 6/3/2011 Issuing Officer: AC Schaeffer

COMMERCIAL FIRE On Friday, June 3, 2011 at 11:42PM, 6 Companies of Spokane Firefighters, 3 Engines, 2 Senior Ladders and 1 Heavy Rescue under the direction of Battalion Chiefs Cornelius and Clive Jones responded to a building fire at 1212 North Hamilton (Pho Van Restaurant). While responding, firefighters were notified by a passerby that smoke was emanating from the restaurant. The first company arrived within 4-miniutes and found an intense fire inside the rear of the 40' x 30' concrete building. The incident was upgraded to a working fire by the first ladder company which added an additional company and other off-duty resources. Ladder companies had to force entry into multiple sides of the building which allowed engine companies access to the interior where they successfully located and extinguished the fire. Ladder companies also performed a rapid, well-coordinated search of the premises for any victims and found nothing. There were no injuries to civilians or firefighters on this incident.

The incident is currently under investigation by the Fire Department's SIU.

The fire was confined to the area in the rear of the building in less than 30-minutes. Firefighters were able to protect a large amount of the restaurant's contents. Damage estimates are still being calculated.

# Firefighters Repsonding: 31

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

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

9-11 Memorial Stairclimb

If you, or you and your crew, would like to participate in the 10th Anniversary Stairclimb here in Spokane please contact Jason Keen. The website here offers more details.