Apartment fire displaces nine

No one injured; cause under investigation

Brian Schaeffer, Assistant Fire Chief, 509.625.7002

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at 6:42 p.m.

A midday apartment fire displaced nine people from their northwest Spokane units today. Firefighters contained the majority of the damage to a single unit and no one was injured.

Heavy smoke and fire were reported from the second and third floors of the apartments at 1521 N. Maple at 11:16 am. Units from the Spokane Fire Department and the Spokane Valley Fire Department responded jointly and were able to knock the fire down within about 20 minutes.

Six adults and three children are receiving assistance from being Red Cross. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.