Firefighter released from hospital, injured at Beacon Cleaners fire

SPOKANE, Wash --- A Spokane Fire Department Firefighter was injured after falling off a ladder when responding to a fire on at South Grand Boulevard and 32nd Avenue Friday night.

The firefighter was transported to Sacred Heart and released as of Saturday morning.  SFD officials said they the length of time away from the job is yet to be determined.

At the scene of the fire, Crews responded to Beacon Cleaners.  The fire started a little after 10:00 p.m. and was reported on the outside of the building, Spokane Fire Chief Brian Schaeffer said.  He said the fire was on the back of the building to begin with and burned into the attic of Beacon Cleaners.

Firefighters took an offensive approach, some went up to the roof to ventilate the building and get a look at the fire on he back of the building, this is when one of the firefighters fell off a ladder and was transported to Sacred Heart, said Schaeffer.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation by the Spokane Fire Department Special Investigation Unit.



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