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FIRST ON KHQ: Fire Rips Through Home In Indian Trail Area

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SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Firefighters were called to a structure fire Sunday morning in the Indian Trail area.

When crews arrived shortly after 6:00AM, they found the house in the 10300 block of Woodridge Dr. completely engulfed in flames. Firefighters began their attack and were able to put out the fire, but the home is severely damaged, if not completely destroyed. The home sits on a hill surrounded by trees, but firefighters were able to prevent the fire from spreading into the woods.

Fire officials on scene say the blaze appears to have started on the deck of the home and spread to inside, though an exact cause has yet to be determined.

We are told the home was unoccupied at the time and there are no injuries to report.

You can read the press release below:

PRESS RELEASE:

On Sunday July 8, 2012 at 05:58 AM, 6 Companies of Spokane Firefighters, 1 Senior Ladder, 1 Heavy Rescue, 4 Engines under the direction of Battalion Chiefs Jones and Haworth, responded to a Structure Fire at 10310 North Woodridge Drive in Spokane's Indian Trail neighborhood. Firefighters from the neighborhood Fire Station arrived within 4-minutes to find heavy fire showing through the roof of a single family home which was built on a hillside and surrounded by a heavy wildland interface area.

The incident was immediately upgraded to a working fire adding a second Senior Ladder Company and AMR Ambulance. Finding heavy fire in the home's ceilings and roof; and endangering the close wildland interface, initial arriving companies were forced to fight the fire from the exterior with large hose streams until additional personnel arrived and the fire was knocked down to allow entry to the residence's interior. Despite the intense flames reaching skyward and threatening adjacent large trees, firefighters worked skillfully to confine the blaze to the structure of fire origin, preventing it from consuming any more than one-third of the structure and limited wildland area.

The well coordinated effort of firefighters confined flames to the building's common attic, extinguishing the blaze in just 2 hours. There were no injuries reported.

Cause:
The cause of the fire is under active investigation by the Fire Department's SIU.

Damage:
The residence was not occupied and listed for sale. Damage to the structure is significant and loss is currently being estimated and was not available at the time of this release.

# Firefighters Responding: 23

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