Seven displaced and family dog killed in North Spokane fire

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on January 26, 2014 at 8:48 AM

Updated Sunday, Jan 26 at 2:03 PM

SPOKANE, Wash— A house fire in North Spokane Saturday night killed a family dog and left seven people displaced.

Fire officials received a 911 call for help just before 5pm. Six engines responded to a house near the intersection of North Maple Street and West Shannon Avenue.

Upon arrival, firefighters reported smoke coming from the upper floor of the home and began an aggressive attack according to fire officials.  All occupants were evacuated.

The Spokane Police Department assisted in controlling heavy traffic near the incident on Maple street so that two additional engines could arrive.

A total of 27 firefighters were able to control the flames within 30 minutes, but worked for four hours to extinguish the fire according to the fire department. Fire officials said crews remained on scene overnight to check for hot spots.

The Spokane Fire Department said fire and smoke on the upper floor and attic caused $100,000 in damage. The family dog suffered from smoke inhalation according to firefighters.

The cause of the fire was still under investigation Sunday morning according to fire officials.
 

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