Red Cross assisting after triplex fire on W. Maxwell - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Red Cross assisting after triplex fire on W. Maxwell

SPOKANE, Wash. - Volunteers from the Red Cross are assisting two individuals after a fire on W. Maxwell destroyed one unit and damaged another. A woman in the destroyed apartment is being assisted with  food, clothing and temporary shelter at a local motel. The second unit sustained smoke damage and the male adult will receive shelter and food. The fire broke out Tuesday morning.

It just so happened that a fire engine was in the area at the time of the initial call and was able to rapidly respond to the triplex fire and get a quick handle on the situation. In all about five engines responded and crews worked quickly to ventilate the roof and get the fire under control.

After it was safe for firefighters to enter, they did a preliminary search of the triplex and did not find anyone inside. A short time later they found two of the triplex residents safe outside. It was not immediately clear if the third resident was home at the time of the fire, but Red Cross is assisting at least those two triplex residents.

A Battalion Chief at the scene tells KHQ that the extent of damage is not known at this time, but the triplex appears to be uninhabitable. A fire investigator is at the triplex and will work to determine a cause.

 

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