Structure fire at 1618 W. Maxwell

Brian Schaeffer, Assistant Chief, 509.625.7002

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 7:42 a.m.

Incident #: 2014019594

Issuing Officer: Joel Fielder/Battalion Chief

Narrative: This morning at approximately 12:31 a.m. fire crews from the Spokane City Fire Department were dispatched to a reported structure fire at 1618 W. Maxwell. Responding crews reported heavy smoke visible upon their arrival and upgraded the incident to a working structure fire to add an additional ladder company to the overall response.

Engine 3 from the neighboring fire station arrived on scene first and reported fire showing from the back door of the residence with the majority of the fire confined to the kitchen. Engine 3 and fire crews from Station 4 aggressively attacked the fire while other fire crews on scene completed search/rescue, ventilation, water supply and overhaul. There were no reported injuries to civilians or firefighters and the occupants of the home, consisting of 3 adults and 4 children were being assisted by the Spokane Chapter of the American Red Cross.

Cause: The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Spokane Fire Department, Special investigation Unit. A cause has not been determined at the time of this media release.

Damage: Fire Damage was confined to the kitchen with smoke and heat damage throughout the main floor of the house.

# Firefighters Responding: 27

Dollar Loss: $20000

Other Agencies Responding: Avista and the Red Cross