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Two women displaced after house fire

SPOKANE, Wash.- Two women living in a house in the 2300 block of N. Stevens were displaced Saturday after a fire broke out in the residence shortly after 11:00 a.m.

When fire crews arrived on scene fire was moving up from the basement to the first floor.  The rapidly moving vertical fire was threatening to extend up to the second floor.  Fire crews immediately put crews on the first floor to try and cut off the fire before it could spread.

Fire crews were able to get the fire fully extinguished after about an hour.  One of the fire hoses used to fight the fire was accidentally ruptured by a chainsaw used to cut through the first floor, however no fire fighters were injured.

The two female occupants were able to safely make it out of the house before firefighters arrived.  Volunteers with the Red Cross met with the two women today. The residents will be staying with friends and the Red Cross is providing assistance with food.

 

 

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