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Dog dies in Spokane Valley house fire where smoke detectors were not present

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SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - A family in Spokane Valley has lost their dog in a house fire early Tuesday morning. The fire broke out in the 10800 block of E. 4th avenue just before 3:30am Tuesday. 

Two adult females were inside the home when the fire broke out. One woman awoke to the sound of the fire and alerted the other resident. Both women were able to make it out safely except for the fact that one woman singed her hair while she escaped the flames. 

Smoke and flames were visible when fire crews arrived on scene. Firefighters initiated an aggressive fire attack, knocking down the flames, before moving inside. The incident was upgraded to a working fire, bringing more resources to the scene.

The home sustained severe damage with an estimated cost between $62,500 of the $125,000. The home did not have working smoke detectors. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. 

Spokane Valley Fire Department would like to remind residents that working smoke alarms save lives. Be sure to replace batteries every six months and replace smoke alarms every 10 years..
 

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