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Man wakes up to flames on porch of apartment in Spokane Valley

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SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. -

UPDATE: Firefighters say they were able to save not one, but two, cats from the flames. One of the cats had to be revived because of  the smoke it had breathed. Both cats are with their owners now. 

 The damage to the apartment complex is estimated to be about $100,000. The American Red Cross is helping the people who lived there with their living arrangements, since their apartment is now uninhabitable. The man who discovered the fire went to the hospital for minor burns on his forearms.

PREVIOUS COVERAGE: A Spokane Valley man woke up to flames on his back porch Wednesday afternoon. 

When Spokane Valley firefighters arrived on scene smoke and flames were visible from an upper level apartment and immediately began their attack. Fire officials on scene said the homeowner tried to put the flames out himself but was unsuccessful, and once crews began their attack, the flames were put out in about 15 minutes. 

Firefighters were able to save the man's cat. 

The man is not able to live in the apartment at this time due to the damage. Other apartments are being evaluated for damage as well. 

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