Fire burns interior of West Central home

One injured; cause under investigation

Brian Schaeffer, Assistant Fire Chief, 509.625.7002

Monday, May 4, 2015 at 9:51 p.m.

Firefighters contained a fire to the second floor bedroom of a home in West Central Spokane this evening. One person was injured and Spokane Fire Department investigators are working to determine a cause.

Neighbors reported smoke coming from the front of the residence at 1003 W. Frederick around 4:55 pm. The first arriving fire crews confirmed that heavy smoke was coming from the second floor window of the home. Firefighters entered and confined the fire to the second floor.

The fire started in a second-floor bedroom, burning a mattress and several furnishings, and also caused light structural damage. A total of 24 firefighters from four engine companies, two ladder trucks and one rescue quickly controlled the fire. A 45-year-old male that was visiting the occupants attempted to fight the fire and received first and second-degree burns to his hands and was treated by firefighters at the scene.

Damage was estimated at $4,000.