Two Fires Keep Spokane Valley Firefighters Busy Overnight - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Two Fires Keep Spokane Valley Firefighters Busy Overnight

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Units from the Spokane Valley Fire Department responded to The Roost Apartments 8910 E. Broadway for a reported structure fire. The fire was reported to 911 as a vehicle fire that was starting the apartment complex on fire. The fire was reported at 3:41 AM. Witnesses were evacuating nearby apartment residents as the fire department responded.

First in engine company arrived a few minutes later to find a car fully engulfed in flames. They were able to knock the fire down before any of the apartment structure was damaged.  The remaining fire units were returned to service. The car, a 2002 Hyundai sedan was a total loss. There were no injuries and all residents were allowed to return to their apartments.

The cause of this fire is suspicious. Anyone who may have witness something or have any information about this fire can call crime check at 456-2233 or the Spokane Valley Fire Department at 928-1700.

Shortly after that, units from the Spokane Valley Fire Department responded to a reported residential structure fire in the 19900 block of east Sprague. The homeowner was awaken by the smell of smoke and was found smoke in the living room area of the home. He was able to get himself and family outside before he called 911. The fire was reported at 4:09 AM

The first in engine company found smoke coming from the attic area of the home. They were able to confine the fire to the chimney space of the home. Firefighters were able to cover up the furnishings of the home and open a wall to get at the fire. 18 firefighters in 5 units were able to control the fire in 20 minutes. There were no injuries.

The cause of the fire was excessive heat from the wood stove against the wood framed walls of the home. There also was slight smoke damage to the home. The home has suffered approx $15000 damage.

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