No reported injuries
Michele Anderson, Public Safety Communications Manager
Sunday, July 29, 2018 at 9:17 p.m.
Just before 4:30 p.m., fire crews from the Spokane Fire Department responded to the 2300 block of E. 6th Ave. following the report of an explosion and multiple detached garages burning in the alleyway.
First arriving crews advised that they had a large volume of fire involving three separate garages. Given the dry vegetation and debris in the alley, the fire had quickly spread to a nearby electrical pole and caused the electrical wiring to fall to the ground. Confronted by fire in multiple buildings and the additional hazard of a downed electrical wire, the fire was immediately upgraded to add additional resources to the incident.
There were no reported injuries to civilians or firefighters.
The fire caused heavy damage to three separate detached garages and contents contained within them. Fire investigators with the Spokane Fire Department's Special Investigation Unit are working to determine the cause.
Anyone with information about the fire can call 509-625-7000 so the information can be forwarded to fire investigators.