Two firefighters injured battling East Central house fire

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on June 1, 2014 at 8:54 AM

Updated Sunday, Jun 1 at 9:08 AM

SPOKANE, Wash.—Two Spokane City Firefighters were injured in a house fire Saturday morning in East Central Spokane.

The Spokane City Fire Department said 50 firefighters responded to the fire that started just before 11 a.m. on Saturday near the intersection of East Main Avenue and North Napa Street.

The Battalion Chief said a Rapid Intervention Team and additional resources were requested because warm temperatures and the labor intensive work began to wear on the fire crews. An ambulance took one of two injured firefighters to a local medical center for evaluation and treatment.

The fire destroyed most of the roof of the home and its supporting structure, causing about $80,000 in damage according to authorities. The fire department requested assistance from the local Red Cross to find temporary housing for the tenants.

The fire department's Special Investigative Unit launched a probe into the cause of the fire.

 

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