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Fire Damages Spokane Valley Apartment Complex Attic

PRESS RELEASE FROM THE SPOKANE VALLEY FIRE DEPT: Units from the Spokane Valley Fire Department responded this afternoon to the Village Apartments located at 9717 E. 6th. A Spokane Valley Police officer was in the area and alerted the residents of the fire on the deck of their apartment. He assisted in the evacuation of the 6 unit building. Residents were safety evacuated prior to the firefighting efforts.

The fire's origin was on a top floor exterior deck. It burned up the side of the building and into the attic. 32 firefighters in 8 apparatus were able to contain the fire to the attic area. The fire damaged the roof trusses, and exterior siding of the building. There was no fire damage to the upper floor unit's however, the ceiling had to be pulled down which allowed insulation and some smoke into the top units.

The Red Cross was assisting the residents of the 2 upper floor units with their needs for the night. Other residents will be able to return to their units once the building is deemed safe. There were no injuries to residents or the firefighters.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. Damage values to the roof structure are not available at the time of this release.

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