Thursday, September 01, 2011

Fire Press Release Two Fer.

Shadle Park Area House Fire Destroys A Bedroom

Incident #: 2011035109 Date of Incident: 8/31/2011 Issuing Officer: Bruce Moline/Battalion Chief

On Wednesday, August 31st, 2011 at 12:26 P.M. the Spokane Fire Department responded fire crews to a reported house fire at 4504 N. Ash. Engine 13, from their neighborhood station at Wellesley and Jefferson was the first truck to arrive and found a well involved dwelling with smoke throughout the structure. An aggressive "offensive" attack was used along with vertical ventilation on the roof. Crews assigned to the interior also conducted very rapid primary and secondary searches to make sure no one was left inside. It was quickly confirmed that all made it outside the house safely. A knockdown of the fire was achieved after 10 minutes from the arrival of the first truck. The Red Cross was called to provide support for a family of 3. The fire completely destroyed one of the bedrooms and significant heat and smoke damage was present throughout the rest of the main floor. At this time the cause of the fire is under investigation by the SFD S.I.U.

Under investigation by the SFD Special Investigation Unit.

One bedroom destroyed by the fire. Heavy smoke and heat damage throughout main floor. Damage to roof.

# Firefighters Responding: 25

Dollar Loss: $30,000

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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

South Hill Garage Fire
Incident #:
2011034892 Date of Incident: 8/30/2011 Issuing Officer: C Cornelius / Batt. Chief

On Monday, August 29 at 09:10 PM, the Spokane Fire Department dispatched 4 Engines, 2 Ladders, 1 Heavy Rescue and 2 Battalion Chiefs to a reported structure fire at 1210 E. 15th. Engine 14 under the direction of Lt. Stockdill arrived within 5 minutes of being dispatched. He reported a two car garage with heavy fire showing from the front of the structure. There was one vehicle inside the garage. 14's crew advanced a pre-connected hose line off their apparatus and attacked the fire. Additional lines were deployed by other crews to protect the adjacent home and extinguish the fire. The fire was knocked down within 5 minutes. Fire crews were on the scene for a couple of hours making sure the fire was out. There were no injuries at this fire. The garage and vehicle sustained heavy damage from the fire. The fire cause is still under investigation at this time, but early indicators are moving the investigation towards a cause that is probably electrical in nature.

Still under investigation

Garage and vehicle.

# Firefighters Responding: 24

Dollar Loss: $45,000

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Sunday, August 28, 2011

Fire Press Release

North Battalion Arson Fire

Incident #: 2011034614
Date of Incident: 8/28/2011
Issuing Officer: Dave Haworth/Battalion Chief

On Sunday, August 28, at 03:49 AM, the Spokane Fire Department responded 4 Engines, 1 Ladder, 1 Heavy Rescue, and 2 Battalion Chiefs to a reported garage fire at 2928 E Diamond . SE15, which is located in the Hillyard Neighborhood, arrived within 4 minutes and reported a double car garage which was fully involved with fire. SE15 advanced a preconnected hose line off their apparatus and attacked the fire, which was threatening a nearby garage. As additional companies arrived they advanced two additional hose lines to assist with fire attack and structure protection and connected a water supply hose to a nearby hydrant. The quick attack diminished the fire immediately and it took crews another 2 hours to ensure the fire was completely extinguished. A passerby was treated on-scene by fire department medics for smoke inhalation and was transported to the hospital.

The Spokane Fire Department SIU has determined this was fire was deliberately set and is continuing to investigate.

The involved double car garage is a total loss with exterior heat damage to a nearby garage.

# Firefighters Responding: 20

Dollar Loss: $15000