PRESS RELEASE FROM THE SPOKANE FIRE DEPT: On June 10,2013 at 11:04 6 Companies of Spokane Firefighters, 1 Senior ladder, 1 Pumper Ladder, 3 Engines and 1 Heavy Rescue under the direction of Battalion Chiefs Donahoe and Moline were dispatched to a working basement fire at 827 West Spofford.
E-3 from the West Central neighborhood was the first company on scene and reported a basement fire in a 2 story home. A quick interior attack of the fire in the basement was performed while other companies searched the 3 floors of the home for occupants, ventilated the structure and checked for extension of the fire.
The fire was declared knocked down within 20 minutes. All 5 occupants and 3 dogs were accounted for and are being assisted by the Red Cross and neighbors at this time.
Cause: The fire is under investigation by the Fire Department's Special Investigation Unit.
Damage: There is extensive fire and smoke damage to the basement along with smoke damage to the 1st and 2nd floor. The Electrical and natural gas has been shut off by Avista until electrical repairs can be made along with structural repair.
# Firefighters Responding: 21
Dollar Loss: $ 10,000.00
Other Agencies Responding: Avista and Red Cross