Crews demolish remains of building consumed in N. Spokane fire

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on July 5, 2013 at 5:21 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jan 8 at 9:54 AM

SPOKANE, Wash. - Fire destroyed a business at the intersection of Mayfair and Central Friday. It  sparked at the Mayfair Professional Building around 4:15pm.

Crews demolished the remains of the structure on Saturday and said there was little to salvage. Firefighters said they were able to defend one side of the building where hazardous dental material was kept.

There is still no word on what started the fire on Friday afternoon.

When fire crews arrived they knocked out windows. Crews on the 1st floor and in the basement said they saw no visible fire.  Conditions got better but then quickly deteriorated. All fire crews were evacuated.

“When it all ignited, it ignited very, very quickly,” said Spokane Fire Chief Bobby Williams.

The fire was in the walls on the west side of the building between the first and second floor as well as the attic. Fire crews couldn't get to the roof and had to let the fire burn a hole in the roof.

They tried to defend a part of the building where a dentist's office is that has potentially hazardous materials inside.

No word yet on how the fire started. No one was inside at the time.

 

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