Fire crews knock down suspicious house fire - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Fire crews knock down suspicious house fire

SPOKANE, Wash. - Fire crews have knocked down a house fire that started near the intersection of Cannon and Mallon in west central Spokane.  The fire was first reported at 4:30 Sunday afternoon.

The man renting the home said he had put a couch in the alley next to the house so he could transport it to the dump.  The fire appears to have started on the couch and then spread to the home.  A passerby noticed the fire, banged on the window of the home and told the two people inside to get out.  The two people in the house were able to get out safely before fire crews arrived.

Fire crews had to open the roof to gain access to the fire which spread to the attic.

Fire officials are calling the fire suspicious.

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