2331 W Boone structure fire

Brian Schaeffer, Assistant Chief, 509.625.7002

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at 12:53 p.m.

Narrative: Spokane City Fire Department was dispatched today at 12:53 PM to a reported structure fire at 2331 W. Boone. The first arriving apparatus was Engine 18 and the officer reported smoke showing from the front of a 1.5 story wood frame residential structure. Upon further investigation they found a fire in the attic of the home and initiated an interior fire attack from the second floor stairwell while additional arriving fire crews pulled ceiling from below exposing the burning structural framing rafters. The quick initial interior attack prevented the fire from extending into the 2nd floor living space and the remaining areas of the common attic. The occupants of the home are being supported by our local Red Cross Team.

Cause: The cause of the fire is currently under investigation by the SFD Special Investigation Unit.

Damage: Fire damage was confined to the attic at the rear of the house and the ceiling in the kitchen on the main floor with smoke damage throughout the second floor. There were no injuries to civilians or firefighters.

# Firefighters Responding: 20

Dollar Loss: $10,000

Other Agencies Responding: N/A