Fire at vacant home under investigation

Police force entry to ensure home unoccupied

Brian Schaeffer, Assistant Fire Chief, 509.625.7002

Friday, November 13, 2015 at 8:06 a.m.

The cause of a fire that burned in the kitchen of an unoccupied west central home early today is under investigation.

Fire crews were called to the home in the 1600 block of north Wall Street at 4:06 am. Spokane police officers were already on scene when firefighters arrived and had forced entry through the front door to ensure there were no occupants inside the home.

Flames were showing from the boarded up windows on the south side of the home. Firefighters quickly knocked down the flames and spent another hour and a half at the home to ensure the fire had been completely extinguished.

Fire and smoke damage was estimated at $15,000. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation by Spokane Fire Department investigators.