SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. — Spokane and Spokane Valley fire crews rescued those trapped in their house trailers at the Central Mobile Home Park at 5820 East 4th Ave.
According to a press release, following the two tornadoes that hit Spokane on Friday, May 6, firefighters from both agencies arrived on scene around 7:30 p.m.
Firefighters reportedly found missing doors, buckled walls, widely scattered debris and large portions of trailers blown over or completely overturned.
No fires or ruptured gas lines were reported on scene.
Debris was still floating in the air with large trees falling in roadways and structures. SFD and SVFD crews were able to develop a perimeter for bystander exclusion. Establishing a command post, the crews ordered the SFD's Technical Rescue Team and multiple ambulances. Firefighters were able to quickly access the severely damaged trailers and search for savable victims.
With early reports of potentially injured residents, firefighters from both agencies were able to perform a detailed search in the mobile home park and account for all of the community's residents. Fire crews remained for most of the evening before they allowed the city resources to return to service.