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UPDATE: Fire Damages Commercial Building In Spokane Valley

UPDATE: Fire Investigators from the Spokane Valley Fire Department spent Tuesday morning going through the debris of Monday night's fire at Industrial Systems 5217 E. Broadway and have determined that the fire's cause was accidental.

It was determined that a grinding operation earlier yesterday caused sparks to smolder in combustible materials that caught fire after the business had closed for the day. The fire was reported at 6:46 PM about two hours after workers had left for the day. The business does metal fabrication and repairs for storage bins.

It is estimated that the dollar loss could exceed $150,000.00 to the building and contents.

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SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Fire investigators are trying to determine the cause of a fire at a commercial building in Spokane Valley Monday night.

The fire was first noticed just before 6:45 p.m. by a person driving by the Industrial Systems and Fabrications, Inc. building at 5217 E. Broadway, near the fairgrounds. The driver called 911 to report smoke and flames coming from the building. Spokane Valley Fire Department units were dispatched at 6:46 p.m. with the first arriving engine company on scene within five minutes and the company officer reported heavy smoke coming from the building. 

Approximately 7 minutes later the fire was upgraded to a second alarm due to a significant amount of fire coming from the top of a roll-up door at one end of the building and the roof area directly above the door.  Firefighters used metal cutting saws to cut an opening allowing them to gain access to the location of the fire.  Crews worked inside the building with hose lines to extinguish the fire while the truck company ventilated the building from the roof to clear the smoke and heat. 

The fire was controlled at 7:08 p.m. and completely extinguished a short time later.  The garage bays of the commercial building sustained heavy damaged by the fire with other areas within the building incurring heat and smoke damage.  The origin of the fire was located in the garage bay area.  There was no one in the building at the time of the fire and no firefighters were injured.  At this time, there are no estimates on a dollar loss. 

At the peak of the fire activity Spokane Valley Fire Department had 13 units on scene with 35 firefighters.  Additional assistance was requested from the Spokane Fire Department, Fire District 8, and Fire District 9 to provide response to any additional emergency calls within their jurisdiction.

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