Browne's Addition apartment fire displaces two

Sleeping occupants escape uninjured

Brian Schaeffer, Assistant Fire Chief, 509.625.7002

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at 11:14 a.m.

An apartment fire chased two sleeping people uninjured from a Browne’s Addition apartment early this morning and heavily damaged the unit. Neighbors in the 10-unit building also safely evacuated.

The apartment was well involved with fire when the Spokane Fire Department arrived at 2023 W. 3rd Ave. about 3:40 am. Firefighters quickly searched the unit and protected the other nine units. Neighboring occupants safely evacuated.

Heavy fire and smoke damage was reported to the unit and its contents. Damage was estimated at $20,000. The Spokane Fire Department Special Investigation Unit is investigating the cause. The Red Cross is assisting the two occupants.