Fire damage contained to ground-level unit
Brian Schaeffer, Assistant Fire Chief, 509.625.7002
Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 8:22 a.m.
Occupants of a northwest Spokane apartment building escaped a fire that damaged a ground-level unit and spread smoke throughout the rest of the building. The cause of the fire is under investigation and no injuries were reported.
Firefighters were called to the 700 block of west Glass Avenue just before 7 pm Wednesday. Callers reported that building residents living in units above the fire on the first floor were evacuating and that a disabled man resided in the unit that had the majority of the fire.
When the Spokane Fire Department arrived, companies quickly determined no occupants remained in the building and knocked the fire down within 20 minutes. Fire damage was primarily confined to one of the apartment units; however, there was smoke damage throughout the building.
The Red Cross arranged for temporary housing for all of the occupants and the building remains on fire watch this morning. It is anticipate that the majority of the building's occupants will be able to return by this afternoon.