Michele Anderson, Public Safety Communications Manager
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 1:46 p.m.
Fire investigators say a cigarette dropping on medical oxygen tubing caused yesterday’s house fire in the Logan neighborhood.
Just before 10:00 a.m., the Spokane Fire Department responded to the 700 block of E. Carlisle Ave. on a report of a residential structure fire. Initial details from fire dispatch reported a residence with smoke and flames emanating from the front of the home with an occupant still inside on oxygen.
Immediately after arriving on scene, crews upgraded the incident to a working fire ensuring additional resources responded. Firefighters quickly conducted a coordinated attack and brought the fire under control within minutes.
All occupants were reported out of the structure upon fire department arrival and was confirmed with a swift primary search by firefighters of the entire structure. No injuries to civilians or firefighters were reported after fire operations were complete.
The fire caused significant heat and smoke damage throughout the residence.
Yesterday’s fire serves as an important reminder about smoking and fire safety. Below are a few safety tips: