Michele Anderson, Public Safety Communications Manager
Sunday, June 17, 2018 at 10:24 a.m.
At approximately 4:40 p.m. hours on Saturday, the Spokane Fire Department, Spokane Police Department and Spokane County Fire District 9 were dispatched to a structure fire in the 7700 block on N. Maple St. on the 5 Mile Prairie.
Members of the Spokane Police Department arrived on scene first and reported that the structure was on fire and had been evacuated.
First arriving fire department crews arrived within 7 minutes and found an advanced fire in a single-story home of newer construction. The fire was threatening adjacent homes on either side and protection of these two homes was quickly accomplished by on scene crews. The fire was brought under control within 15 minutes, but the home ultimately sustained very heavy fire damage to the interior as well as to the entire attic. One of the homes next door sustained damage to its vinyl siding, but the fire was kept out of the structure itself.
Firefighters worked to contain this advanced fire and successfully prevented any significant fire extension to the 2 adjacent homes.
The cause of the fire is currently under investigation by members of the Spokane Fire Department Special Investigation Unit (SIU), The Spokane Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF).
There were no reported injuries as a result of this fire.