Crews respond to fire at home under construction

Michele Anderson, Public Safety Communications Manager

Friday, February 9, 2018 at 11:22 a.m.

Just after 4 a.m., the Spokane fire Department (SFD) responded to the 900 block of S. Azalea Dr. for a structure fire in a house under construction. Neighbors reported seeing flames through a window.

The first arriving crew found a fire in the daylight basement portion of the home. Firefighters worked quickly to extinguish the fire, search the structure and overhaul all involved portions. There were major safety concerns early on as the fire had burned a large hole through the first floor from the basement, but crews were able to work around it without suffering any injuries.

No one was inside the residence at the time of the fire.

The home received fire, heat and smoke damage through approximately 30 percent of basement and 15 percent of the first floor. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the SFD Special Investigation Unit.