Grease fire damages rendering plant

Damage estimated at $200,000

Brian Schaeffer, Assistant Fire Chief, 509.625.7002

Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 6:54 p.m.

The Spokane Fire Department is investigating a fire that heavily damaged a rendering plant. All of the employees evacuated before firefighters arrived and no one was injured.

Heavy smoke and fire was coming from equipment containing large amounts of rendering oil and grease when firefighters arrived at 4423 E. Hutton about 11 pm on Friday. Eight Spokane Fire Department units and three Spokane Valley Fire Department units responded to the call and contained the damage mostly to the equipment inside the facility.

Crews were on scene for about 2 hours. Damage was estimated at $200,000.