Residents able to safely evacuate fire thanks to alert neighbors

Cause under investigation

Michele Anderson, Public Safety Communications Manager

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at 4:41 p.m.

Thanks to alert neighbors, two residents were able to safely evacuate their home after a fire this afternoon.

At approximately 2 p.m., the Spokane Fire Department responded to the 700 block of N. Altamont St. on a report of a residential structure fire.

The first arriving crews found significant fire showing from the second floor of the 1-1/2 story home. Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the fire and keep it from spreading further.

There were no injuries to civilians or firefighters reported.

The fire caused heavy smoke and fire damage throughout the home. The cause of the fire is under investigations by the Spokane Fire Special Investigation Unit.