Michele Anderson, Public Safety Communications Manager
Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 1:52 p.m.
Fire investigators say improperly discarded smoking materials caused this morning’s fire at a commercial building.
At approximately 5:47 a.m., the Spokane Fire Department responded to the 3800 block of E. Boone Ave. on a report of a commercial structure fire.
The first arriving engine company reported smoke and flames visible from the exterior of the building and extending inside. Firefighters immediately initiated fire attack on the exterior. Additional crews gained entry into the structure to check for fire extension and conducted a search of the interior to ensure no one was inside.
Crews contained the fire to the exterior of the building and extinguished it within 5 minutes of the first fire crews arriving on scene.
No injuries to civilians or firefighters were reported.
The Spokane Fire Department would like to remind the community about some important safety tips related to smoking.