Two people taken to the hospital after apartment fire

Michele Anderson, Public Safety Communications Manager

Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 9:27 a.m.

Last night at approximately 11:30 p.m., crews from the Spokane Fire Department were dispatched to a report of fire in an apartment building located at 1203 W. 5th Ave. Initial calls were from neighbors down the street who said they could see flames coming from the window of one of the rooms.

First arriving crews reported fire coming from a unit on the third floor of the four story building. Firefighters’ initial efforts focused on ensuring all occupants were out of the building and confining the fire to the room of origin. Crews were assisted in this by the nature of the building construction, which helped keep the fire from spreading.

Two tenants were transported to the hospital. The extent of their injuries are unknown at this time.

The Spokane Fire Department's Special Investigation Unit is working to determine the cause of the fire.