South battalion house fire

Brian Schaeffer, Assistant Chief, 509.625.7002

Monday, December 2, 2013 at 8:50 a.m.

Incident #: 2013056154

Issuing Officer: BC Dave Haworth


On Monday, December 02, 2013, shortly before 4:00 AM, the Spokane Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 717 N Stone with 5 engines, 2 ladders, 1 heavy rescue, and 2 battalion chiefs. The fire was first reported by a newspaper carrier and was confirmed by SPD officers who were patrolling in the area. The first arriving SFD unit, SE7, reported fire coming from the roof area of a wood constructed one story residence. Engine 7 advanced a pre-connect hose to attack the fire while other crews were assigned to gain access, search the structure, connect a hydrant supply line, and advance additional hoses. It was determined that the structure was being used as an office for a business and not as a residence. The fire was extinguished within 60 minutes and crews remained on-scene for several hours extinguishing hot spots. There were no injuries to civilians and one firefighter was transported to SHMC for a knee injury.

Cause: The fire is under investigation by SFD investigators.

Damage: The structure is a total loss

# Firefighters Responding: 26

Dollar Loss: $ $65000

Other Agencies Responding: Spokane Police Department, Avista