Monday, September 26, 2011

Fire Press Release Two Fer.

West Central Fire Burns Garage

Incident #: 2011039010
Date of Incident: 9/25/2011
Issuing Officer: Bruce Moline/Battalion Chief

The Spokane Fire Department responded fire companies to a garage fire early this morning in the West Central neighborhood. Engine and Ladder 4 from their Browne's Addition station location of Riverside and Maple were the first units to arrive. They found a garage that was well involved in flames behind a residence. A quick knockdown of the fire was achieved after 10 minutes and nearby dwellings were protected from the advancing fire. The fire appears to have started near a dumpster located next to the garage. No injuries were reported. An investigator from the Spokane Fire Department Special Investigation Unit responded to the scene and fire crews will remain with him on the scene throughout the early morning hours assisting with overhaul, final extinguishment and finding a cause. The time of the alarm was 3:52 A.M. and the address was 1316 W. Mallon. Other fire crews involved in the successful extinguishment of this fire were from station 1 at Riverside and Browne, station 3 at Indiana and Ash, and station 2 at North Foothills and Nevada.

Under investigation by the Spokane Fire Department Special Investigation Unit.

The detached wood frame garage was heavily damaged by fire. Contents found inside also received heavy fire and smoke damage.

# Firefighters Responding: 26

Dollar Loss: $10,000

North Battalion Multiple Alarm Fire

Incident #: 2011039120
Date of Incident: 9/25/2011
Issuing Officer: Dave Haworth/Battalion Chief

On Sunday, Sept 25, at 8:42 PM, the Spokane Fire Department responded 4 Engines, 1 Ladder, 1 Heavy Rescue, and 2 Battalion Chiefs to a reported structure fire at the intersection of Garland and Post in the Garland District. The calling party had reported that the Milk Bottle restaurant was on fire and that it was spreading to other structures. The first companies arrived quickly and confirmed that there was a fire in the attic of the Milk Bottle and it was rapidly spreading to the business next door to the west. A second alarm was called at 8:56 and a third alarm was called at 9:18 bringing 7 additional companies and command staff to the scene. The fire was declared under control at 10:41. There were no injuries to civilians or firefighters.

The cause is under investigation by the Dept's SIU

Both buildings were heavily damaged

# Firefighters Responding: 50

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