SPOKANE, Wash. -- Spokane City Fire Department responded to a two-story house fire that broke out around 5:30 a.m. Tuesday morning on North Lee and Euclid. Fire and smoke showed from the main floor of the wood-frame house.
The fire was kept to the main floor but there was smoke and heat damage throughout the house according to authorities.
The Spokane Fire Chief said the cause of the fire was suspicious. It is very similar to a fire on Monday only 187 feet away.
A squatter was in the vacant home and was treated in an ambulance for smoke inhalation. He reportedly woke up to the fire and ran to the second floor to escape it. He ended up jumping from the second story window.
The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Spokane Fire Department's Special Investigation Unit. Authorities estimated that the total cost of damages was $45,000.
Spokane Police arrived around 7:00 a.m. and interviewed the squatter about both fires.