Garage, shed and chicken coup damaged by fire

No one injured; cause is still being determined

Brian Schaeffer, Assistant Fire Chief, 509.625.7002

Friday, February 26, 2016 at 8:34 a.m.

Fire that engulfed a backyard shed and chicken coup spread to a two-car garage in northeast Spokane, but firefighters were able to stop it before it extended inside the garage. No one was injured and damage was estimated at $7,000.

Firefighters were called to a home at 3517 E. Courtland Ave. about 3:30 pm on Thursday. A total of 22 firefighters worked to contain the fire to the chicken coup and exterior of the nearby garage. Avista Utilities de-energize an electrical line that had fallen as a result of the fire.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation by members of the Spokane Fire Department SIU.