SPOKANE, Wash. — Spokane fire crews responded to a fire at a house on S. Morrill Drive on Tuesday night.
According to the Spokane Fire Department (SFD), at around 9 p.m. SFD crews received a call reporting flames seen from a home located at 3534 S Morrill Dr. Firefighters arrived at the location within six minutes of receiving the call.
When firefighters arrived at the location, they found a big fire at the back of the house that had expanded into the attic. Crews tried to extinguish the flames at the exterior of the house and looked for possible occupants.
Officials said the family that owned the home was out of town during the fire.No one was harmed in the blaze. SFD crews prevented the fire from extending to other parts of the house.
The SFD Special Investigation Unit (SIU) is still investigating what caused the fire on the property.
The house's interior suffered significant smoke damage, as well as the attic access and overhaul. Smoke damage to the property is estimated to be $150,000.
During the fire, several crews worked to extinguish the fire including Spokane County Fire District 8 and Spokane Valley Fire Department.
This is a developing news story and we will provide more updates as we receive them.
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