North Spokane house fire under investigation

No one injured, fire causes $100,000 in damage

Brian Schaeffer, Assistant Fire Chief, 509.625.7002

Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 7:12 a.m.

The Spokane Fire Department is investigating the cause of a fire that heavily damaged a north Spokane home causing an estimated $100,000 in damage. No one was injured by the Friday evening fire.

Callers reported a possible explosion and a fire on the back porch of a home at 8116 N. Standard. Fire crews reported seeing a smoke column from station 18 at Lincoln and Division and 30 firefighters responded to the 4:30 pm fire.

Firefighters found heavy fire coming from the rear of the home that had climbed into the roofline and attic. The fire was brought under control after about 20 minutes. There was heavy damage to the rear of the structure and in the attic spaces with smoke and water damage throughout.

The Spokane Police Department, Red Cross and Avista also assisted.