Attic fire damages east Spokane home

Investigators focusing on wiring as possible cause

Brian Schaeffer, Assistant Chief, 509.625.7002

Saturday, February 21, 2015 at Midnight

Older-style wiring may have caused an attic fire that damaged an east Spokane home early Saturday, according to Spokane Fire Department investigators. Three people escaped the home uninjured.

Firefighters quickly knocked down the 12:30 am fire in the 3600 block of East Pacific. Smoke and fire damaged the attic and wall extending to the kitchen.

The Spokane Fire Department Special Investigation Unit is focusing on wiring in the attic as a possible cause. The family of three will be temporarily displaced while repairs to the structure are made. Damage was estimated at $20,000.