Saturday, August 25, 2012

Fire Press Release

5708 N Maple

Incident #: 2012036647
Date of Incident: 8/25/2012
Issuing Officer: Joel Fielder/ Battalion Chief

At 2:08 PM, this afternoon, August 25th, 2012 the Spokane Fire Department responded to 5708 North Maple Street on a reported structure fire. Responding fire crews reported a column of smoke showing from several blocks away. The first crew on-scene reported fire and smoke showing from 3 windows at the northwest corner of a 1-story, wood framed residence with fire quickly spreading into the attic. Fire fighters aggressively attacked the fire from the interior of the structure while additional fire crews completed search and rescue, roof ventilation and salvage and overhaul. The fire was brought under control within 30 minutes and fire crews were on scene for several hours to complete the overhaul process. There were no reported injuries to civilians or firefighters. Eight fire companies with 22 firefighters and 2 Battalion Chiefs responded to this fire. Red Cross responded to assist the family of 2 adults and 5 children with clothing, food and housing. The Spokane Police Department was on scene and assisted with traffic and crowd control as Maple Street north bound was closed for 1.5 hours.

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

Fire damage was confined to the attic and a bedroom located at the northwest corner of the home with heat and smoke damage throughout the rest of the structure.

# Firefighters Responding: 24

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

Friday, August 24, 2012

Fire Press Release - Shadle Area House Fire

On Thursday, August 23, at 11:02 AM, the Spokane Fire Department responded 1 Senior Ladder, 4 Engines, 1 Rescue , and 2 Battalion Chiefs to a reported structure fire at 5304 N. Jefferson St. First arriving Engine 13, from the Shadle neighborhood, arrived within 4 minutes of being dispatched. Engine 13's officer reported a fire in a single family home with heavy dark smoke showing from the structure. They also reported seeing vehicles parked at the home possibly indicating people inside. Engine 13 set up and attacked the well involved fire that had already consumed the kitchen portion of the home. Subsequent arriving Companies searched the home, extended additional hoses, acquired a water supply and established a Rapid Intervention Team to stand by for safety. The search crews located the family's dog inside the home and brought it to safety outside the structure. The fire was brought under control within 10 minutes of arrival. The fire was confined to the kitchen and dining room with heavy smoke and heat damage on most of the first floor. There were no injuries at this fire and the 4 family pets are reported to be in good condition. The fire is still under investigation at this time.

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Monday, August 20, 2012

South side garage fire

South Battalion Garage Fire
Incident #:  2012035801
Date of Incident:  8/20/2012
Issuing Officer:  BC Dave Haworth
On Monday, August 20, at 2:33 PM, the Spokane Fire Department responded 2 Ladders, 4 Engines, 1 Heavy Rescue, and 2 Battalion Chiefs to a reported structure fire at 633 South Greene St. First arriving SE14, from the Lincoln Heights neighborhood, reported a single car garage burning behind this address. SE14, after ensuring no one was in the garage, began to attack the fire, which by this time had spread to 2 other garages and 2 fences. Subsequent arriving Companies connected to a hydrant to ensure a water supply, pulled additional hoses to keep the fire from spreading further, and ensured all utilities were disconnected. SPD provided traffic and bystander control. Crews were able to minimize the damage to the 2 exposed garages but the original garage was a total loss. One citizen was treated on-scene for minor smoke inhalation by paramedics but was not transported to the hospital. There were no injuries to firefighters.
The cause is under investigation by the Spokane Fire Dept SIU
The original fire building is a total loss, 2 fences were destroyed, and 2 additional garages received moderate damage.
# Firefighters Responding: 27
Dollar Loss: $30000