Saturday, November 09, 2013

Fire Press Release

North Battalion Structure Fire

Incident #: 3104 E. Bridgeport
Date of Incident: 11/09/2013
Issuing Officer: Battalion Chief Bill Donahoe

On Saturday November 09, 2013 at 09:55 AM, 6 Companies of Spokane Firefighters, 1 Senior Ladder, 4 Engines and 1 Heavy Rescue under direction of Battalion Chiefs Donahoe and Moline responded to a reported house on fire. The first arriving Engine Company reported heavy fire involvement of a single story wood framed dwelling with potential victims inside. Police Officers were already on scene and attempting to search for occupants near the exits. The Responding Chief at this time upgraded the incident to a working fire adding another dedicated Ladder, an Ambulance and the on duty Fire Investigator. Companies were assigned to extinguish and confine the fire, vertically ventilate the roof and complete a thorough search of the building. No occupants were home at the time of the fire and there were no injuries reported by Firefighters or Civilians. Market Street was shut down for approximately 2 hours and companies remained on scene until 16:00 overhauling the structure. The Red Cross was called to assist 1 adult female and 5 children with clothing and possible shelter requirements.


The cause of the fire is under investigation at this time by the Spokane Fire Department’s Special Investigation Unit.


There was extensive fire damage to the kitchen and living room with smoke damage throughout the rest of the home. Exterior fire damage occurred on two sides of the home with damage also to the roof.

# Firefighters Responding: 22

Dollar Loss: $ 100,000.00

Other Agencies Responding:
A.M.R. Ambulance, Avista and the Red Cross.

End Of Release
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