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UPDATE: Firefighter Injured While Battling House Fire In North Spokane

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SPOKANE, Wash. - A Spokane Firefighter from Station 2 was injured Tuesday night after falling from the second story of house while trying to put out a fire.

Our crews on scene saw one firefighter fell from the second story of the home directly onto his back. He was unconscious for a period of time, but regained consciousness later. Assistant Fire Chief Brian Schaeffer said the firefighter, who hasn't been identified, was reaching to stabilize his balance when he fell backwards about 8 to 10 feet. He landed on his back on concrete. He was taken to the hospital with serious injuries and is now listed in stable condition. Schaeffer added that the firefighter is not expected to return to work for a while.

Occupants of the home all made it out safely. They are being assisted by Red Cross. Firefighters also rescued a dog from the basement.

The cause of the fire is still being investigated.

PRESS RELEASE FROM THE SPOKANE FIRE DEPT:

On October 16, 2012 the Spokane Fire Department responded at approximately 7:11PM to 5124 North Lincoln on a reported structure fire. Engine 13, from the neighborhood fire station located 5 blocks away was the first crew on-scene and reported a large volume of fire on the front porch of a one-story, single family residence with fire extending into the interior of the home. The fire was also spreading to a second home located to the north of the house of origin.

Firefighters aggressively attacked the fire on the front porch and the fire in the interior of the structure while other crews protected the exposure home to the north. Remaining fire crews completed search and rescue, ventilation and salvage and overhaul to extinguish any remaining fire.

There were no reported injuries to civilians. One firefighter was injured from a fall and is being treated at a local hospital. Eight fire companies with 24 firefighters responded to this fire and were on scene for approximately 3 hours. The fire displaced 2 adults and 6 children and they are under the care of our local Red Cross.

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

Damage:
Fire damage was confined to the front porch and the first floor of the home with heat and smoke damage to the rest of the structure.

Firefighters Responding: 24

Dollar Loss: $ 50,000

Other Agencies Responding:
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