SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane firefighters were busy Monday night after responding to two house fires within an hour of each other.
The first was in the 100 block of E. Providence just off of Division.
Neighbors reported hearing windows shatter and then saw flames coming from a the home. Firefighters were able to knock down the fire in about five minutes. Officials say the home is vacant. Investigators are on scene trying to determine a cause, but they did tell us they found evidence inside that indicates squatters may have set the fire.
Neighbors also reported seeing a white SUV speeding away shortly before the flames broke out.
A short time later, firefighters were called to the 4800 block of N. Martin near Rogers High School for another fire.
Spokane Police were the ones who originally called in the fire after seeing a fire in a basement of a home. Firefighters had the fire put out in about 10 minutes, but there was significant damage to the basement of the home.
No one was home at the time, and the cause is under investigation.