UPDATE: Attic Fire In Spokane Valley - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

UPDATE: Attic Fire In Spokane Valley

Firefighters Respond To An Attic Fire in Spokane Valley (Photo From KHQ) Firefighters Respond To An Attic Fire in Spokane Valley (Photo From KHQ)
SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. -

Spokane Valley Fire Department Press Release:

Units from the Spokane Valley Fire Department were dispatched just before 1 PM today for a reported chimney fire. First in fire engine found light smoke in the residence and then located the fire in the attic space.

A teenage boy was home at the time of the fire and discovered the smoke in the home. It took 20 firefighters in 5 units to open the roof area as well as some interior walls to get at the fire. They had it contained with 25 minutes. Firefighters were hampered by gusty winds that allowed the fire to move fast in the attic area.

The home suffered some structure damage as well as light smoke and water damage. As of this release it appears that the fire origin area is around a wood burning appliance in the home. Investigators were still on the scene at press release time. It appears that the dollar loss could be as much as $15,000.00 There were no injuries.

With this weekend's return to daylight savings time, it's a good time to remember to change the batteries in your smoke detectors.

Previous Coverage:

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - On Monday afternoon crews responded to a chimney fire in Spokane Valley at 15117 E. 6th. The homeowner dialed 911 after noticing smoke coming from the attic. The owner tried putting out the fire himself but was unsuccessful. No injuries have been reported. $10 to 15,000 in damages was done to the home. Crews had to cut a hole into the side of the house to get to the fire.

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