North side home suffers significant damage
Brian Schaeffer, Assistant Fire Chief, 509.625.7002
Friday, May 1, 2015 at 8:15 a.m.
Firefighters rescued an occupant who escaped to the roof near a second-story window to get away from a fire that significantly damaged a home in north Spokane early today. No one was injured by the 3 am blaze at 4908 N. Nelson.
Investigators are trying to determine what caused the fire that damaged the rear exterior of the house, first-floor kitchen area, second floor and attic, but have said it is possibly suspicious in nature. Damage was estimated at $25,000.
Fire crews could see fire and smoke on the back side of the structure when they arrived. The fire had also extended to the interior of the home.
Firefighters used a ladder to help one occupant climb off the roof. A second occupant was also uninjured. Twenty-eight firefighters responded.
Avista turned off gas and electrical service to the damaged structure. Red Cross provided shelter and services to two occupants.