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East Spokane house fire blocking early morning traffic

SPOKANE, Wash.- Spokane fire investigators will continue their determination of a cause in the house fire that blocked morning traffic for several hours in east Spokane. According to fire dispatchers, the first calls came in at 5:30 Tuesday morning to respond to 2217 e. Sprague.

When fire crews arrived on scene, they found the home with heavy smoke showing, but did not see any flames. The home is split into four separate units and from initial reports authorities believe that at least four people live there. All occupants have been accounted for and there were no injuries.

Right now it's not clear what caused the house fire, but initial reports show it probably did not start under suspicious circumstances. Fire officials say it was most likely caused by faulty wiring, but an official determination has not yet been made.

Sprague Avenue was closed from Lee to Stone for a large part of the morning, including during Tuesday morning's commute. Right now it's not known if the house can be lived in, but there were no reports of Red Cross responding to assist.

 

 

 

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