Firefighter transported to local hospital after early morning house fire

Cause under investigation

Michele Anderson, Public Safety Communications Manager

Sunday, August 19, 2018 at 4:52 p.m.

A Spokane Fire Department firefighter was transported to a local hospital and treated/released for possible heat exhaustion after an early morning house fire.

At approximately 3 a.m. the Spokane Fire Department responded to the 800 block of E. Bridgeport Ave. Initial reports were smoke was filling the structure.

First arriving crews indicated light smoke from the eaves of the house with follow up reports of an attic fire. Crews were able to search the building for occupants and extinguish the fire in the attic within minutes of arrival. The occupants had evacuated prior to arrival and there were no civilian or pet injuries as a result of this incident.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Spokane Fire Department Special Investigation Unit.