SPOKANE, Wash. -- Flames ripped through a west Spokane home early Friday morning, destroying the entire structure.
The fire started around 1:30 a.m. at the house in the 500 block of South Audubon.
Firefighters arrived to find the flames shooting out of all four sides of the house, as well as a nearby shed fully engulfed. The size and intensity of the fire prevented crews from going in to tackle the flames.
They call their attack defensive, as they doused the fire from the outside. Firefighters used thousands of gallons of water to fully extinguish the fire and hot-spots. The weight of that much water, along with the fire damage, made the structure particularly frail. The home's vulnerability continues to prevent firefighters from going inside just yet.
No one was hurt, but the house is a loss.
The cause is unknown.
Neighbors say the tenants moved out Thursday.