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© (PHOTO KHQ) Fire heavily damaged a home in Hillyard Saturday morning © (PHOTO KHQ) Fire heavily damaged a home in Hillyard Saturday morning

Spokane Fire Department Press Release: 

Yesterday at 10:26 AM, September 22, 2012 the Spokane Fire Department responded to 2804 E. Diamond on a reported structure fire. The first crew on-scene reported fire showing from the southeast corner of the 2-story, wood-framed apartment building.

Within a matter of minutes the fire had spread from the first floor to the second floor and then into the attic via an exterior gable vent located on the south side of the structure. Fire fighters aggressively attacked the fire from the interior of the structure while additional fire crews completed vertical ventilation, search and rescue and fire overhaul.

The fire was brought under control within 30 minutes and fire crews were on scene throughout the evening to complete the salvage and overhaul process. Four Engine companies, three Ladders companies, a heavy rescue truck and 2 Battalion Chiefs were on scene during the initial operations of this incident.

Red Cross arrived on scene and are assisting the occupants that were displaced. The Spokane Police Department was also on scene and provided traffic control and scene security during the operational period of this incident.

Cause:
The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Spokane Fire Departments Special Investigation Unit.

Damage:
The main floor kitchen and the attic sustained significant fire damage with smoke and water damage to the rest of the structure.

# Firefighters Responding: 28

Previous Coverage: 

SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Firefighters responded to a structure fire near the intersection of Regal and Diamond in Hillyard Saturday morning.

The call came in around 11:00am when neighbors dialed 911 after seeing smoke coming from the back of the structure. Firefighters en route saw a large column of smoke and upgraded the call. Upon arrival crews saw heavy smoke and flames showing from all sides of the 1 1/2 story wood framed structure. Witnesses reported that all occupants were out of the house.

Firefighters quickly extinguished the flames and investigators are on scene trying to determine a cause, though neighbors say the flames appeared to have originated in the laundry room. We are still waiting on an official cause and will update you as soon as we find out one.

No injuries were reported.

 

 

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