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Spokane Valley Fire Dept: Three Late Night Fires Keep Firefighters Busy

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PRESS RELEASE FROM THE SPOKANE VALLEY FIRE DEPT: The first of three fires was an unattended recreational fire that spread beyond the parameters of a fire pit. The fire was reported around 8:52 p.m. and was located at 120 S. Green Ridge Drive in Liberty Lake.

The homeowners were not aware of the recent Burn Ban and had a small fire. The fire burned some light fuels and trees in an area of 50' X 150'. Two fire engines and one brush truck responded to the fire and quickly extinguished the flames from spreading to nearby homes. The fire was turned over to the Department of Natural Resources.

The second fire was reported at 3:10 a.m. this morning and was located at 8001 E. Upriver Drive. Local Law Enforcement responded to an alarm sounding that was reported by the Alarm Company. When officers arrived they reported smoke and fire from inside the structure and initiated a fire response. First arriving crews reported light smoke showing from the rear of the home.

The fire was located in the kitchen and was quickly extinguished. SVFD Fire Investigator determined that the fire was caused by an electrical wire failure in the floor joist and spread into the kitchen wall. The estimate in damages could exceed $75,000. No one was home at the time of the fire and no injuries were reported but one cat died of smoke inhalation. American Red Cross assistance was offered but denied. The home was insured.

The third fire came in at 6:32 a.m. and was located in a detached shop at 1004 N. Pierce Road. The homeowner was outside picking raspberries and smelled smoke. He saw smoke coming from his shop and called 9-1-1.

When crews arrived they reported smoke coming from the eves and made an offensive attack on the fire which was located under the hood of a classic 1969 Camaro. An electrical short occurred at the battery and surrounding wires causing the fire. The estimate in damages could exceed $30,000. The shop and vehicle were insured.

ORIGINAL STORY:

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Overnight Police got a call from an alarm company about a break in at East Upriver Drive and Elton.

When officers arrived they found the house on fire. They called firefighters who were able to put out the flames.

No one were inside at the time, however two pets were pulled from the home; one died.
No word yet on a cause.
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