North battalion residence fire

Brian Schaeffer, Assistant Chief, 509.625.7002

Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 8:45 a.m.

Incident #: 2014008211

Issuing Officer: Battalion Chief Clive Jones

Narrative: On February 15, 2014 8:14 p.m. 6 Companies of Spokane Firefighters, 1 senior Ladder, 4 Engines and 1 Heavy Rescue responded to a residence fire at 3811 N. Calispel. S2 was first to arrive. After performing a 360 they reported smoke and flames showing from the rear of a single-story, single family residence. Finding a working fire in the rear of the house, companies made entry through the front and protected the home from receiving additional smoke and heat damage by pushing the fire out the back. Companies were able to extinguish the fire quickly and successfully limited property loss primarily to the rear of the home. There were no injuries reported from either residents or firefighters.

Cause: The cause is under investigation by the SIU

Damage: Damage is primarily to the rear of the home and fairly extensive.

# Firefighters Responding: 22

Dollar Loss: $50,000.

Other Agencies Responding: Red Cross, Avista