Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Fire press release

Structure Fire

Incident #: 2013057815
Date of Incident: 12/11/2013
Issuing Officer: Joel Fielder/Battalion Chief

At approximately 1:10 PM this afternoon, December 11, 2013 Spokane City Fire crews were dispatched to 2722 West Boone on a reported structure fire. Fire crews responding to this location reported seeing a column of smoke showing from several blocks away. The first unit on scene reported heavy fire showing from the northeast corner of a single story, wood framed structure with smoke showing from the eaves. The home was later identified as a 1-1/2 story structure with fire extending into the attic on the north and east side. The first engine arriving on scene initiated an aggressive interior attack confining the fire to a bedroom at the back of the home while a second fire crew attacked the fire in the upstairs bedroom. Additional fire crews on scene completed search, vertical ventilation and salvage and overhaul. The fire was brought under control within 30 minutes. There were no injuries to any civilians, one firefighter suffered a knee injury and was transported to a local hospital for examination. Fire crews remained on scene for several hours completing overhaul and assisting in the investigation process. Avista gas and electric crews arrived on scene and removed hazards as needed. The house was found to be vacant and unsecured however neighbors did report seeing 2 individuals staying within the home the last several days.

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

There was heavy fire damage to a bedroom and bathroom on the north side of the structure on the main floor, fire damage in the attic and heat and smoke damage throughout the rest of the structure.

# Firefighters Responding: 32

Dollar Loss: $ 40000

Other Agencies Responding:

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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Fire Press Release

North Side House Fire 
Incident #: 2013057570
Date of Incident: 12/09/2013
Issuing Officer: Battalion Chief Jones
Narrative:On 12/09/2013 at 01:25 hours, the Spokane Fire Department responded 5 engines, 2 ladders, 1 rescue, and 2 battalion chiefs to a reported structure fire at 2004 W Gordon.  First arriving SE13 reported smoke showing from the windows on Alpha and Delta sides.  After ensuring all occupants were evacuated from the structure, SE13 took a fire attack hose lead into the structure to locate and extinguish the fire.  The fire was located in the basement on side Delta. SE13 and SE16 were successful in knocking down the fire and containing the fire to that area of the structure.  SL4, SL2 and SE3 assisted the fire attack efforts by pulling ceiling to expose any areas where fire may have extended.  There were no injuries to civilians or Firefighters on this response.
Cause:This fire is under investigation by the Spokane Fire Departments SIU
Damage:Fire damage to 2 bedrooms, smoke damage throughout the home
# Firefighters Responding: 25
Dollar Loss: $ 40,000
Other Agencies Responding:
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For more information on this release please call (509) 625-7002