Fire burns duplex in Northeast Spokane

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on February 18, 2014 at 12:45 PM

Updated Wednesday, Feb 19 at 7:19 AM

SPOKANE, Wash. -- Firefighters responded to a fire at a duplex in Northeast Spokane late Tuesday morning.

Six fire trucks responded to the duplex on the 3400 block of E. Liberty Ave. around 11 a.m.  Authorities said people were home at the time, but they were alerted by a smoke detector and made it out of the duplex safely.

Officials said the fire appeared to have started in an attached garage.  The fire was under control within 15 minutes.  Flames caused heavy damage to the garage and half of one of the duplex units, authorities said.

Crews were on scene for several hours removing debris and making sure the fire was extinguished.  No injuries were reported but three tenants were displaced due to heavy fire and smoke damage to their unit.  

The cause of the fire was placed under investigation.

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