North Spokane duplex fire under investigation

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on August 26, 2013 at 11:29 PM

Updated Tuesday, Aug 27 at 8:16 AM

SPOKANE, Wash. -- A late-night fire damaged two duplexes and left a city block without power in the Logan Neighborhood on Monday just before 10:00 p.m. Nobody was injured, but a family's dog was killed from smoke inhalation.

Fire crews said they received many 911 calls and officers reported a large amount of fire in the back alley behind the location at North Denver Street near East Jackson Avenue.

Crews said the fire engulfed an attached carport and that a vehicle and two separate duplexes were on fire. Fire fighters said they had to work to keep the flames from spreading to other units.

Fire crews said numerous downed electrical wires had fallen after being burned.

Crews said the fire was put down within 20 minutes but teams were kept on scene throughout the night and investigators said they were looking for a cause of the fire Tuesday morning. The vehicle and carport were a total loss according to fire teams and a duplex unit took heavy smoke and fire damage.

Red Cross said they were assisting the four affected residents and Avista said they were working to restore power to the area. Officials estimated that the fire did $75,000 worth of damage.

 

 

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