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UPDATE: Two Killed In Morning Fire In Southwest Spokane

PRESS RELEASE FROM SPOKANE FIRE: On Wednesday, November 16 at 04:44 AM , five companies of Spokane Firefighters, four engines and one senior ladder under the direction of Battalion Chief Green responded to a double Civilian Fatality Structure Fire at 2002 South Inland Empire Way (Iron Wheel Mobile Home Park) in Spokane's Southeast Side.

Firefighters arrived quickly to discover smoke showing from the front of the manufactured home. Firefighters forced entry into the residence, entered the structure and quickly started an offensive attack on the fire while simultaneously providing ventilation of heat and smoke to assist with the search for reported persons missing within the confines of the trailer.

The heat and smoke had spread thoroughly throughout the entire structure, however the companies were able to extinguish the main body of fire in just 10 minutes.

During the initial phase of fire extinguishment, Firefighters searching the residence discovered two victims. One victim was removed and resuscitative measures started, however they proved unsuccessful. The second victim was not viable. Both victims were declared deceased on-scene and removed by the Medical Examiner.

During fire ground operations, additional Fire and EMS resources were ordered due to the need for supplementary resources to assist in the treatment of victims and management of the incident.

Monetary loss from the fire is still being tabulated. The cause of this early morning blaze remains under active investigation by the Spokane Fire Department's Special Investigation Unit. The presence of smoke alarms and possible functional status and warning role has not yet been determined.

Cause:
The cause of this early morning blaze remains under active investigation by the Spokane Fire Department's Special Investigation Unit in collaboration with Spokane Police Department's Major Crimes Division. The presence of smoke alarms was confirmed, however possible functional status and warning role has not yet been determined.

Damage:
Two occupants were killed in the fire; a 72 year old male and 65 year old female. The interior of the home suffered intense heat and smoke damage. Structural stability has yet to be determined. Reoccupation of the home is not likely.

Firefighters Responding: 17

Dollar Loss: $40000

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KHQ.COM - Two people were killed in an early morning mobile home fire in southwest Spokane. It happened on S. Inland Empire Way at W. 20th Ave. One of the victims killed in the fire was  was believed to have been disabled because firefighters found a wheelchair in the home.

According to firefighters there wasn't a smoke detector in the home. Officials tell us one victim was found dead in the home, the other victim was brought outside where firefighters tried to resuscitate the victim but unfortunately they were unsuccessful. At this hour the official cause of the fire is unknown.

Fire crews were kept busy with two other fires on Wednesday morning. Tenants of an apartment complex at 8th and Jefferson were evacuated after a fire. We're told a passerby saw smoke then went to the building and knocked on doors to get everyone out. No one was injured and the Red Cross is assisting.

Fire crews also responded to a small apartment fire at E. 8th & south Conklin and a small attic fire at 28th and Howard. No injuries have been reported. It is not known if any of these fires are related.

Check back for updates here on KHQ.Com, Facebook and our Twitter news feed. You can also get the very latest on NewsBreak with Dave Cotton LIVE on KHQ.Com at 10, Noon and 2pm.

 

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