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UPDATE: Spokane Valley Home Destroyed In Early Morning Fire

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE: Spokane Valley Fire crews responded to a house fire Monday morning located at 15911 E. Wellesley Ave. The first arriving crew reported heavy smoke with fire coming out of the front door and living room window. During the walk-around investigation fire had already traveled through the main floor and was coming out the back of the house.

The crackling of the fire alerted one occupant. He was able to get his brother and nephew out of the house without serious injuries. The two adults suffered smoke inhalation and minor burns. They were treated on scene and advised to seek medical attention at the hospital. American Red Cross was offered but denied. The occupants said they have family and friends they can stay with.

Fire Investigators have not determined the cause of the fire as it is still under investigation, but damages could exceed $200,000.

Only one smoke alarm was installed in the lower level of the home. It had a delay in activating due to the fire starting on the main level of the home. There should be at least one smoke alarm installed on every level and one in each bedroom. Smoke alarms should be checked every month for proper operation.

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