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Flames engulf Spokane Valley garage

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SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. -

Update: Units with the Spokane Valley Fire Department and Spokane County Fire District 8 responded to a structure fire just before 9 a.m. Saturday. Arriving crews found a garage at 4209 S. Sunderland was on fire. 

Engine 84 upgraded the incident to a working fire which brought more resources to the scene. Units  aggressively attacked the garage fire and were able to slow the fire's spread. 

Firefighters assigned to the main living area of the house determined that some fire had spread into the top floor of the house. This triggered additional units to be added to the call. The fire inside the main living area was quickly extinguished.

Fire crews say there was no one home at the time of the fire and the house did have working smoke detectors.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation. Firefighters say determining the cause could take some time because there was so much fire damage and there are several things that can cause a fire in a garage that investigators will need to look into.

Now that the snow has finally arrived the Spokane Valley Fire Department would like to remind residents to make sure the neighborhood fire hydrant is kept clear of snow.  

Previous coverage:

Flames destroyed a Spokane Valley garage Saturday morning, but thanks to alert neighbors in the area, the fire did not spread to the nearby home.

Fire crews responded to a structure fire around 9 a.m. and arrived to find flames coming from a home's detached garage in the area of Sunderland and 42nd. Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the blaze before it spread to the home. Firefighters on scene say neighbors saw the flames and reported the fire immediately.

No one was home at the time the fire broke out and no injuries were reported.

Investigators are still working to determine what caused the fire.

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