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Fire Press Release

Multi-family residence damaged by fire

Incident #: 2011040083
Date of Incident: 10/1/2011
Issuing Officer: Battalion Chief Steve Sabo

At 10:47 PM on Saturday October 1st the Spokane Fire Department dispatched four engines, two ladder trucks, a heavy rescue truck and two Battalion Chiefs to a reported structure fire at 1203 E. Mission. Ladder 2 arrived on scene within five minutes and reported light smoke from the two-story wood framed house. As the front door was forced open, moderate smoke and heat vented as crews entered to search the structure for victims and to locate and extinguish the fire. It was determined the house was divided into separate living areas on each level including the basement, for a total of three residences. All occupants of the structure were confirmed to have either exited the structure or to not be present at the time of the fire. The fire was located and confined to a corner of the living room in the main floor residence. It was quickly knocked down, but not before the main floor unit sustained heavy smoke damage. The main floor and second floor units were rendered uninhabitable due to smoke and fire damage. Additionally, electrical service to the entire structure was disconnected due to fire damaged wiring. A total of six adults and four children were displaced from the house and are staying with friends or relatives. There were no injuries to occupants or firefighters.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Special Investigation Unit of the Spokane Fire Department.

Damage was confined to a living room wall and ceiling, with smoke damage throughout the main floor unit. The upstairs unit received minor wall and ceiling damage as crews checked for fire extension.

# Firefighters Responding: 25

Dollar Loss: $12,000

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