Apartment Fire At Napa & Riverton - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Firefighters Rush To Apartment Fire At Napa & Riverton

(Photo from KHQ photographer Nick Beber) (Photo from KHQ photographer Nick Beber)

SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Fire Department responded to an apartment fire at 1838 East South Riverton Avenue early Saturday morning that left 60 residents in need of temporary housing. First responding firefighters arrived on scene and rapidly coordinated the evacuation and rescue of the dozens of occupants who had fled the building. As additional crews arrived, they searched the three-story apartment building and removed many occupants from ladders through exits.

According to authorities, the fire traveled quickly throughout the roof and third floor. As a result of the fire and a need to secure utilities, 21 apartment units were deemed temporarily unlivable. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

The Red Cross has set up a shelter at Stevens Elementary with about 12 volunteers assisting around 8 residents, with more expected to arrive Saturday morning.

 

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