Monday, January 16, 2012

North Battalion Apartment Fire

Incident #: 201202022#
Date of Incident: 1/16/2012
Issuing Officer: Battalion Chief Bill Donahoe

On Monday, January 16, 2012 at 02:19, seven Companies of Spokane Firefighters, four Engines, two Senior Ladders, one Heavy Rescue under the direction of Battalion Chief's Donahoe and Moline responded to a reported Apartment Fire at 3004 North Lincoln. The Dispatcher reported that the female resident, who had called 911, was still in the apartment with her dog. Firefighters arrived to find heavy fire showing out of a first floor window of the two story Apartment Building. Crews were quickly assigned to attack the fire, search for possible victims, and ventilate the structure. The Ladder Company completing the search in the involved apartment located the female resident and her dog in the heavy black smoke. They both were rescued from the fire, the female was transported to a local Hospital for smoke inhalation and unfortunately the dog did not survive. The fire was quickly knocked down with crews remaining on scene into the morning overhauling the fire. The five unit Apartment Building has had the utilities shut down until repairs can be completed. The residents are being assisted by Red Cross. No injuries to Fire Fighters or other residents were reported.

The cause of this fire remains under investigation by the Spokane Fire Department's Special Investigation Unit.

There was extensive fire damage to the first floor apartment along with smoke damage to the first and second floor. There was also water damage to the basement apartment unit.

# Firefighters Responding: 22

Dollar Loss: $100,000.00