Cause of fire at Tormino's still undertermined

(11-29-17)

SPOKANE, Wash. – Spokane Fire officials said Thursday that they have not determined the cause of the fire at Tormino’s Sash and Glass.

Just before noon on Wednesday, fire crews were called to the business on Helena near Riverside. Crews headed to the scene reported a large column of black smoke many blocks away and upgraded it to a working fire. Officials said when they got there, fire was burning through the roof and pressurized black smoke was coming from on all sides of the building.

Authorities said the owner was on scene and said no one was inside the building. No injuries were reported. 

Firefighters upgraded the fire to a second alarm in order to call in more resources. Crews were able to contain the fire to the one building and limited it from spreading to nearby buildings.   

Helena St. and Riverside Ave. was closed for more than four hours as fire crews battled the fire.

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