Commercial roof fire

Brian Schaeffer, Assistant Chief, 509.625.7002

Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 9:59 a.m.

On Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 09:59, 8 Companies of Spokane firefighters, 5 Engines, 2 Senior Ladders, and 1 Heavy Rescue, under the direction of Battalion Chiefs Donahoe and Moline, responded to a reported commercial roof fire at E-Z Loader Trailer addressed North 717 Hamilton. The first arriving Chief found a large story commercial building with a flat roof and light smoke showing out of an air handling unity. The building's responsible party reported everyone was evacuated. Companies were immediately assigned to locate and attack the fire from inside the warehouse while a ladder company placed their aerial ladder to the roof and ventilated the roof surrounding the air handling unity. The fire was quickly knocked down and lateral travel of the fire in the roof void was confined due to the quick actions of the Fire Department. No civilians or firefighters were injured as a result of the incident. The building was turned over to the owner after the termination of this incident.

Cause: The fire is under investigation at this time by the Spokane Fire Department's Special Investigation Unit.

Damage: There was damage to the ceiling and roof surrounding the involved and now destroyed air handling unit.

#Firefighters Responding: 25

Dollar Loss: $10,000

Other Agencies Responding:Avista