Fire significantly damages West Central home

Cause of early morning fire under investigation

Brian Schaeffer, Assistant Fire Chief, 509.625.7002

Monday, May 11, 2015 at 9:29 a.m.

The lone occupant of a West Central home that suffered significant fire damage early Monday escaped without injury. Fire investigators are working to determine a cause.

Crews were dispatched to the home at 2517 W. Broadway at 12:09 am and could see smoke and flame as they came across the Maple Street Bridge. Once on scene, crews found a large one-and-a-half story residence with large amounts of fire visible from the back side and all through the attic. Fire also had burned through the roof.

A total of 31 firefighters battled the fire, which also threatened a house to the east and burned a power line on the back side of the structure. Damage to the second floor, attic, roof and back wall was estimated at $75,000.