North Battalion apartment fire

Brian Schaeffer, Assistant Chief, 509.625.7002

Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 4:40 p.m.

Incident #: 2013049539
Issuing Officer: Battalion Chief C Jones

Narrative: On Thursday October 24, 2013 at 9:41 AM, 7 Companies of Spokane Firefighters, 1 Senior Ladder, 5 Engines, and 1 Heavy Rescue, under the direction of Battalion Chiefs Jones and Moline, responded to an Apartment Fire at 6021 North Mayfair. Spokane Firefighters arrived quickly to find smoke showing from the second floor unit of a two-story apartment building. The building contained 8 apartment units total. The first arriving Chief requested an upgrade to a working fire which added another senior Ladder, additional engine and staff from the Training Division. Finding fire in two units and the attic space, firefighters commenced with a fast fire attack and swift salvage operations to protect personal property within the structure. The first Senior Ladder immediately laddered the roof and ventilated above the apartments involved in the fire. Well coordinated effort of firefighters confined the flames to the attic and two apartment units. There were no injuries reported from either residents or firefighters.

Cause: The cause is under investigation.

# Firefighters Responding: 27

Dollar Loss: $ 40,000

Other Agencies Responding: Spokane Police Department