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Apartment Fire In North Spokane

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SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Fire Department responded to a 3rd alarm fire at the Houston House Apartments on 607 East Houston in North Spokane just after 3:30 Sunday afternoon. When crews arrived they saw heavy smoke and flames coming from the third floor, they later found out the fire started in a second floor apartment and quickly spread up the exterior and into the roof. 

Crews initially fought the fire inside the building until it was too dangerous to continue, they then built a trench proactively hoping the fire would not spread to other units in the complex. Crews battled the blaze for nearly two hours. At this time, firefighters believe the south side of the building is a total loss.

According to authorities, 29 families, more than 85 people, are affected by the fire and volunteers from the Red Cross have been called out to the scene to provide assistance with shelter, food and clothing as needed. Officials tell us all resident and all firefighters escaped the blaze without injury. 

Initially both Holyoke and Houston Avenue were closed to traffic and homeowners on both streets were evacuated.

Avista is on scene working on restoring power to the area.

We are still gathering more information and you can find updates here on khq.com, KHQ 11@11 and on the KHQ morning show.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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