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Valley Fire, Explosion Losses Total Millions

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. – As fire investigators continue to probe what caused an explosion and fire at a Spokane Valley medical complex on Monday, authorities announced economic losses could total three million dollars.

That figure includes lost revenue, damage to property and fire fighters' response costs, according to Bill Clifford with the Spokane Valley Fire Department.

Clifford cautioned the total is a preliminary estimate and could change as business owners review losses over the next few days.

Meanwhile, some businesses have already started re-opening. 

Valley Mission Homecare Pharmacy said they are in the process of building temporary office space in the parking lot of their east Mission facility.

Authorities at the pharmacy are already accepting phone calls and filling prescriptions. 

"We have a robust software program that takes care of the people that we already have," said Karin Redmond.  "So we're taking care of people with their ongoing needs, but we're also taking phone calls from new folks."

Authorities at Spokane OB-GYN are calling patients to transfer them to their downtown office.

"I think it was pretty cool, honestly, because it obviously means their people are important to them," said Ashley Salisbury, who is expecting her second child and is a patient at Spokane OB-GYN.  "They want to give everyone the best care that they can, so letting them know they're going to transfer everything, it's pretty cool."

An answering service for an oral surgeon said Dr. Higuchi and his business partner, Dr. Skinner, plan to look at new office space in hopes of re-opening as soon as possible.

Fire destroyed at least one level of a two-story building near the intersection of Pines Road and Mission Avenue.

The fire started at approximately 7 a.m.

No one was injured.

By Anthony Gomes

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