No reported injuries
Michele Anderson, Public Safety Communications Manager
Sunday, August 12, 2018 at 10:16 a.m.
Just after 3 a.m., the Spokane Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire in a gated retirement community located in the 2300 block of W. 16 Ave. Initial reports advised of a possible exterior fire, but upon arrival crews found fire throughout the structure and venting into the sky.
Large diameter attack lines were used to extinguish the main fire, while other crews protected the adjacent residential homes that were only a few feet away. Firefighters were able to confine the fire to the structure of origin. Crews remained on scene until late morning ensuring complete extinguishment.
There were no injuries reported.
Damages from the fire resulted in the total loss of the home. Fire investigators with the Spokane Fire Department's Special Investigation Unit are working to determine the cause.