House fire in Spokane Valley displaces family, sends father to the hospital - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

House fire in Spokane Valley displaces family, sends father to the hospital

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Right now the Red Cross is helping a family of four who were forced from their home by a fire early this morning. Spokane Valley Fire Department spokesperson Bill Clifford told KHQ that the fire broke out just after 1:30 this morning inside a bedroom in the single-family home in the 800 block of South Best Road. Clifford says that the fire did significant damage to the room where it started and the home itself sustained heavy smoke damage throughout.

Red Cross spokesperson Ric Gaunt tells KHQ that the fire displaced a family of four -- two adults and two children under the age of five. Gaunt said that at last check the  father was being treated at the Valley Hospital & Medical Center for smoke inhalation after he ran back into the home to try and save the family's pet dog. It's uknown if he was able to save the dog when we last spoke with Red Cross officials. Gaunt says that the Red Cross will be providing shelter for the family for up to three days.

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