Smoking Security System Triggers Full Response - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Smoking Security System Triggers Full Response

SPOKANE, Wash. - 2nd and Lincoln was blocked off in downtown Spokane Sunday around noon after a smoking security system triggered a full structure fire response from the Spokane Fire Department.

Fire officials on scene say the building is a six story complex filled with both business and residential units. Apparently the alarm system on the first floor, when tripped, emits artificial smoke. The smoke warranted a full response.

Smoke could be seen coming from the first floor on our KHQ Tower cam, however once firefighters arrived on scene, they discovered there was no fire, just a security alarm and some artificial smoke.

Fire crews on scene told us they've never seen an artificial smoke security system and said it is not illegal.

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