Crews knock down fire at South Hill retirement home

Crews knock down fire at South Hill retirement home

Crews knock down fire at South Hill retirement home

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on December 7, 2013 at 9:59 AM

Updated Saturday, Dec 7 at 12:02 PM

SPOKANE, Wash. -- Fire crews were fighting a fire at a retirement and assisted living home on the South Hill Saturday morning.

Firefighters responded to the Touchmark apartments on the 2900 block of S. Waterford Drive around 8 a.m.  Fire reportedly spread from heating units to the wall of a vacant unit on the second floor.

As the incident was being dispatched, the Communications Center received information that smoke was visible on the first and second floors.  The incident was upgraded to a full alarm.  The first fire company arrived within minutes from nearby Station 11 and reported smoke showing from the eves and second and third floors.

Second-floor residents were evacuated to other floors while crews knocked down the fire.  There were no reports of injuries.

Damage was limited to a wall and flooring on the first and second floors.  Authorities said residents would be able to reoccupy their units Saturday.

The cause of the fire was placed under investigation.

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