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

Fire crews knock down house fire in north Spokane

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPOKANE, Wash. - Fire crews responded to a fully involved house fire in the 5400 block of N. Washington in north Spokane Monday night.

The fire was reported at 7:22 p.m. and when fire crews got on scene smoke and flames were seen pouring out of nearly every window of the house.

Firefighters say there is extensive damage to the inside of the home, and there isn't much left that is salvageable.

The couple that owns the home was able to escape the fire unharmed.  They said the fire started when their son, who is disabled, was smoking in his basement bedroom.  He reportedly put his cigarette on his mattress catching it on fire.  The flames quickly spread to the rest of the house and into the roof.   

The son was also able to escape the fire unharmed.

It took fire fighters about a half an hour to get the fire under control and knocked down.

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