Power strip responsible for historic Arbor Crest mansion fire - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Power strip responsible for historic Arbor Crest mansion fire

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. -  A power strip in an office area on the first floor of the Arbor Crest Cliff House is to blame for an early Wednesday morning fire that caused extensive damage to the landmark, officials said.

Spokane Valley firefighters were called at 3:30 a.m. to the Arbor Crest Winery and found the mansion burning on all three floors. Eventually, 40 Spokane Valley firefighters responded and additional resources were requested from area departments.

Officials say firefighters had a difficult time fighting the fire because of limited access to the mansion and that the nearest hydrant was more than half a mile away.

They finally got water tender trucks on scene and by 7:30 a.m., the fire was mostly out but not before causing extensive damage to all three floors. Officials say the building's structural integrity appears to be intact.

According to Arbor Crest Wine Cellars General Manager Jim van Löben Sels, the Cliff House will be rebuilt. Löben Sels also said the fire will not interrupt the majority of day-to-day operations.

The mansion is the architectural focal point of the Arbor Crest Winery grounds on a bluff overlooking the Spokane River Valley.

The mansion was built in 1925 and was added to the national register in 1979.

 

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Police: Grandfather fatally shoots grandson in self-defense

    Police: Grandfather fatally shoots grandson in self-defense

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 1:32 PM EST2018-11-13 18:32:25 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) - Police say a 78-year-old Renton man fatally shot and killed his grandson in what police believe was an act of self-defense.    The Seattle Times reports police were called to a Renton home Saturday night, where a 26-year-old man had reportedly assaulted his mother, said Renton police Cmdr. Dave Leibman. 

    >>

    SEATTLE (AP) - Police say a 78-year-old Renton man fatally shot and killed his grandson in what police believe was an act of self-defense.    The Seattle Times reports police were called to a Renton home Saturday night, where a 26-year-old man had reportedly assaulted his mother, said Renton police Cmdr. Dave Leibman. 

    >>
  • Spokane congressional candidate starts petition to abolish 'safe storage' gun initiative

    Spokane congressional candidate starts petition to abolish 'safe storage' gun initiative

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 2:07 PM EST2018-11-13 19:07:28 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Spokane congressional candidate has petitioned the White House to abolish the recently passed Initiative 1639. The initiative, passed by voters last week, is a sweeping package of stricter gun regulations, particularly semiautomatic rifles. 

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Spokane congressional candidate has petitioned the White House to abolish the recently passed Initiative 1639. The initiative, passed by voters last week, is a sweeping package of stricter gun regulations, particularly semiautomatic rifles. 

    >>
  • Passenger sustains broken bones in apparent DUI collision on Upriver Drive

    Passenger sustains broken bones in apparent DUI collision on Upriver Drive

    Wednesday, November 14 2018 12:49 AM EST2018-11-14 05:49:35 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police say a truck passenger sustained broken bones while the driver is set to face vehicular assault charges in an apparent DUI collision on Upriver Drive Tuesday night. Tuesday around 5:30 p.m., a driver in a truck was traveling westbound on Upriver Drive when they crossed over the center line.

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police say a truck passenger sustained broken bones while the driver is set to face vehicular assault charges in an apparent DUI collision on Upriver Drive Tuesday night. Tuesday around 5:30 p.m., a driver in a truck was traveling westbound on Upriver Drive when they crossed over the center line.

    >>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/