Cause of South Hill house fire under investigation

No injuries were reported

Michele Anderson, Public Safety Communications Manager

Sunday, July 29, 2018 at 12:33 p.m.

Fire investigators with the Spokane Fire Department’s Special Investigation Unit are working to determine the cause of a fire that damaged a South Hill home on Saturday.

Last night just before 8:00 p.m., fire crews from the Spokane Fire Department and Spokane County Fire District 8 responded to the 1300 block of E. 40th Ave. on a reported house fire.

Upon arrival, crews advised fire on the outside of the home and spreading to the single story residence. The fire was immediately upgrading to add additional resources to the incident.

The fire spread to the interior of two bedrooms and the attic area. Crews worked to quickly to extinguish the fire, search the structure, and perform salvage and overhaul operations.

The occupants of the residence were not home at the time of the fire. There were no reported injuries to civilians or firefighters.

Anyone with information about the fire can call 509-625-7000 so the information can be forwarded to fire investigators.