Apartment fire in Cheney damages multiple units - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Apartment fire in Cheney damages multiple units

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CHENEY, Wash. -

Firefighters in Cheney were working to extinguish an apartment fire near 1st Ave and Washington Street Saturday afternoon.

The fire broke out around 2 o'clock Saturday. Responding firefighters quickly upgraded the fire to a second alarm to allow for more firefighting units to respond. The fire was brought under control after about an hour.

Residents living in the apartment had to be evacuated. Three people, including two firefighters, had to be taken to the hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation, but no other injuries were reported.

Highway 904 was closed between Washington Street and L Street in Cheney to allow firefighters room to work, but was expected to be back open Saturday evening. Firefighters are expected to be on scene throughout the night to monitor the fire for any potential flare ups.

The American Red Cross was on scene Saturday to help the people who were displaced by the fire.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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