Flames destroy Spokane Valley garage, damage home




Posted on February 11, 2014 at 7:46 AM

Updated Tuesday, Feb 11 at 3:59 PM

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. -- Fire investigators were trying to determine what started a garage fire early Tuesday morning.

The fire began around 3:30 a.m. near the intersection of East Valleyway and North Evergreen.  According to authorities, the young couple living in a home heard what sounded like glass breaking in the garage.  A neighbor living across the street first reported the smoke and fire. The male occupant of the house noticed heavy smoke when he went to check things out.

When he opened his garage door, he saw smoke and flames and closed the door.

The man, his wife and their dog made it out of the house safely.

Flames destroyed the garage and two cars inside.  The fire also spread to the home, damaging part of the living room.  Smoke damage was reported throughout the house.

There were no reports of serious injuries.

Neighbors reported seeing flames shooting from the garage and said and it was sad to see this happen to the couple, who had only recently moved to the home.

Investigators said the couple will stay with family until repairs can be made to the home.
The home was insured and the renters had insurance.