Fire Rips Through House On North Hamilton; Family Escapes - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Fire Rips Through House On North Hamilton; Family Escapes

© Firefighters Were Called To A House Fire Sunday Afternoon (PHOTO KHQ) © Firefighters Were Called To A House Fire Sunday Afternoon (PHOTO KHQ)
SPOKANE, Wash. -

Spokane Firefighters were called to a house fire Sunday afternoon near the intersection of Hamilton and Marietta.

The call originally came in at 5:29pm and when firefighters arrived just two minutes later at 5:31pm, they found the attic of the home fully engulfed in flames. Crews were informed that everyone made it out of the house, and immediately began the attack. Fire officials say the occupants tried to put the fire out themselves before calling 911, which didn't help at all and only allowed the flames to grow in size.

Details are still coming in, but we are told seven people, 4 adults and 3 children, were in the home at the time the fire started and did make it out of the house ok. The American Red Cross Disaster Action Team reports that they will be helping five people who permanently reside in the home, including with shelter, food and clothing.

A resident of the home told KHQ they were also able to get two dogs out, however at least three cats are still missing.

We are continuing to track this developing story and will provide updates as soon as they become available.

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