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Neighbors report house fire while police respond to domestic violence call

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

Update:  At approximately 4:40 p.m. on Saturday, the Spokane Fire Department, Spokane Police Department and Spokane County Fire District 9 were dispatched to a structure fire in the 7700 block on N. Maple St. on the 5 Mile Prairie.

Members of the Spokane Police Department arrived on scene first and reported that the structure was on fire and had been evacuated.

First arriving fire department crews arrived within 7 minutes and found an advanced fire in a single-story home of newer construction. The fire was threatening adjacent homes on either side and protection of these two homes was quickly accomplished by on scene crews. The fire was brought under control within 15 minutes, but the home ultimately sustained very heavy fire damage to the interior as well as to the entire attic. One of the homes next door sustained damage to its vinyl siding, but the fire was kept out of the structure itself.

Firefighters worked to contain this advanced fire and successfully prevented any significant fire extension to the 2 adjacent homes.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation by members of the Spokane Fire Department Special Investigation Unit (SIU), The Spokane Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF).

There were no reported injuries as a result of this fire.

Previous coverage:

Police were en route to a house in the 7700 block of N. Maple on Saturday after a reported domestic violence call when neighbors called to report the house was on fire.

Firefighters responded to the call around 4:30 p.m. Saturday. They were able to quickly get the fire under control, but the cause of the fire remains under investigation. No injuries were reported as a result of the fire.

Police on scene say a man was taken into custody on domestic violence charges Saturday.

Emergency crews were not able to provide additional details Saturday. We will update this story as we learn more. 

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