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Overloaded Electrical Unit Sparks House Fire on East Walton

SPOKANE, Wash. - Fire crews responded to a house fire early Saturday morning at 1307 E. Walton Avenue. Firefighters arrived at the house with smoke showing from the one and one-half story house. The homeowner notified the firefighters that all occupants were out of the house.

Crews cut vent holes in the roof to relieve heat and smoke and allow firefighters inside to quickly reach and extinguish the fire. It was also determined at this time that the fire had spread through an interior wall and was burning on the main floor and basement. Using thermal imaging cameras, they were able to quickly put out the fire in the walls and prevent it from spreading.

The Spokane Fire Department Special Investigation Unit determined that the fire started as a result of an unintentionally overloaded electrical circuit.

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