Michele Anderson, Public Safety Communications Manager
Friday, August 17, 2018 at 11:19 a.m.
Fire investigators with the Spokane Fire Department's Special Investigation Unit say unattended cooking caused this morning’s house fire in the 2200 block of E. Pacific Ave. This is the second house fire caused by unattended cooking in a week within the city.
At approximately 3:20 a.m., the Spokane Fire Department responded to a report of a house. Fire companies arrived to find a one-and-a-half story house well-involved, but were able to rapidly suppress the fire and prevent any threat to adjacent structures. The fire caused significant damage throughout the home.
Two occupants and one dog exited the structure safely and without injury. The American Red Cross responded to assist them.
The Spokane Fire Department wants to remind residents of the importance of following these safety tips when cooking:
If you have a cooking fire: