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Fire crews knock down house fire in east Spokane

SPOKANE, Wash. -   Fire crews have  knocked down a single story house fire located a E. Boone Avenue and N. Nelson Street.  The fire was reported to fire dispatch by and unknown cell phone caller at 7:07 Friday night. 

When fire crews arrived on scene the front of the house was fully engulfed in flame.  The crews began a defensive attack to protect a neighboring home, and were quickly able to knock the fire down. 

No one was in the house when fire crews arrived on scene.  One person was treated on scene for smoke inhalation and transported to a local hospital to get checked out.  It is unknown what his connection to the house is.

The fire was investigated by the Spokane Fire Department's Special Investigation Unit and determined to be accidentally caused by carelessly discarded smoking material.

There was extensive damage to the house and its contents totaling around $75,000.

The American Red Cross is assisting two people that were living in the home. The couple reportedly lost everything in the fire and the Red Cross is providing them with a hotel room as well as assistance with food and clothing.

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