Fire destroys house in Spokane
Spokane, Washington; Read the exact up to the minute press release from Spokane Fire:
On July 1st 2010 at 08:46 the Spokane Fire Dept responded 29 firefighters on 8 fire trucks along with 2 battalion chiefs to a reported house fire at 713 W. Kiernan Avenue. The first arriving company arrived on scene within five minutes reporting heavy flames and smoke showing from a wood frame house. Initial reports indicated there may be victims trapped in the building. Fire companies made an aggressive fire attack along with a search for occupants. Within ten minutes fire was knocked down and search was completed with no victims found inside the home. Two occupants who had escaped the fire prior to Spokane Fire Dept arrival were transported by ambulance to Holy Family Hospital to be evaluated for smoke inhalation. Due to the extensive fire damage fire crews remained on scene for four hours extinguishing fire hidden in numerous voids and features of the structure. In addition to the injured civilians 1 firefighter received minor burns and was transported to a medical facility for treatment and was released back to duty. Three occupants are displaced from the residence and are being assisted by Red Cross for shelter and clothing.
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