Fire causes extensive damage to restaurant

AC Brian Schaeffer 509-625-7002

Monday, June 6, 2016 at 10:05 a.m.

A brush fire spread quickly to a restaurant on Nevada Street causing extensive damage. Two individuals receive minor injuries and were treated on scene.

Yesterday at 4:08 p.m., the Spokane Fire Department responded to a brush fire involving landscaping outside of a restaurant located in the 4800 block of N. Nevada St. Upon arrival, the fire crew advised the fire had spread from the bushes into the restaurant’s attic space and immediately upgraded to a full commercial response so additional resources would be sent.

All occupants were outside the building upon the initial crew's arrival. Two of the occupants received minor injuries and were treated on scene by crews from American Medical Response and the Spokane Fire Department. High temperatures combined with intense labor and firefighting protective gear required frequent rotation of crews to avoid firefighter injuries.

The fire caused extensive damage to the restaurant’s attic, ceiling and an exterior wall. The Spokane Fire Department Special Investigation Unit determined the area of origin to be bushes outside the restaurant with the cause undetermined.