Firefighters quickly contain apartment fire in East Spokane

Michele Anderson, Public Safety Communications Manager

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 10:20 a.m.

Last night at approximately 6:09 p.m., the Spokane Fire Department responded to the 2700 E. block of Sharp Ave. on a report of a commercial structure fire.

The first arriving engine reported light smoke visible from the first floor of a six unit, two story apartment building. Crews immediately initiated fire attack while other arriving units secured water supply, gained entry into the structure to check for any extension of the fire and conducted a search of the interior to ensure no one was inside. Firefighters discovered a mattress on fire in one of the lower apartments. Crews were able to contain the fire to the room of origin and extinguish the fire within five minutes of the first firefighters arriving on scene.

There were no injuries to civilians or firefighters reported.

A bedroom sustained moderate smoke and fire damage. The cause of the fire is under investigations by the Spokane Fire Special Investigation Unit.