SPOKANE, Wash.—Fire investigators are asking for anyone who has photos or cell phone video of the Peter Square Apartment fire to contact them.
No cause has been determined.
Fire fighters say more than 40 people were forced from their homes after fire ripped through an apartment building in North Spokane.
Crews responded to a three alarm fire at 7:40 Wednesday morning at the Peter Square Apartments near Division and Magnesium.
Officials say 24 units were burned, 23 were occupied. At least 12 units were destroyed.
Neighbors told KREM 2 they believed a cigarette started the fire. Investigators say there is no evidence to support this theory.
Northbound Division was closed from Lincoln to the 'Y", but has reopened.
Flames and heavy smoke billowed out of the three story building and could be seen from several miles away. 45 firefighters with Spokane City Fire worked to contain the fire.
At one point, fire fighters had to evacuate the complex’s North building because the fire set off ammunition inside of an apartment.
No injuries were reported.
Fire investigators say it appears the fire started from outside of the building and spread from there.
Volunteers with the Red Cross are on scene to help people burned out of their homes with basics like food and clothing, and lining up a temporary place to stay.
The Red Cross says the fire displaced more than 40 people.