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UPDATE: Three Alarm Structure Fire In N. Spokane Ruled Accidental

Courtesy Jon Bresemann Courtesy Jon Bresemann

SPOKANE, Wash. - The three alarm fire at the Autumn Ridge Apartments has been ruled accidental.

Firefighters say the blaze originated on the exterior balcony of apartment A205; a second level unit. The fire originated in combustibles located in the far south portion of the balcony. The vinyl siding contributed to the rapid laddering of fire to the soffits where it entered the attic. All sources of ignition were eliminated with the exception of smoking materials. 

Previous Coverage: 

SPOKANE, Wash. – On Thursday firefighters responded to a 3 alarm fire at the Autumn Ridge Apartment complex in North Spokane.

Firefighters tell us that at least seven units were damaged, three of which are destroyed, affecting a total of 15 people.  No one was in any of the apartments when the fire started, but neighbors and firefighters were able to save some pets.

The Red Cross has been contacted to help those affected. There is no word on what caused the fire. An investigation is ongoing. 

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