Fire guts two-story Spokane home

Print
Email
|

by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on July 11, 2012 at 9:06 AM

Updated Wednesday, Jul 11 at 6:36 PM

SPOKANE-- A home suffered heavy fire damage when flames ripped through the house late Tuesday.

Fire crews were called just after 10:00 p.m. to a house in the 4200 block of East 3rd Avenue.
Witnesses said heavy smoke and orange glow could be seen coming from the home, causing the fire department to upgrade the situation. Crews arrived on scene to find the fire coming from the home’s attached garage and spreading quickly into the two-story, wood frame house.

Neighbors reported the house was unoccupied, so firefighters quickly began to tackle the flames.

The fire quickly swallowed the garage and destroyed critical support for the house. Crews dumped large amounts of water on the building and were finally able to knock down the fire. Firefighters remained on scene throughout the night to control hot spots.

No one was injured.

The cause is still under investigation.

The garage was completely destroyed, and both the first and second floors suffered heavy fire damage. The fire department says the building might not salvageable.

Print
Email
|