Fire causes significant damage to home

No reported injuries

Michele Anderson, Public Safety Communications Manager

Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 1:47 p.m.

Last night at approximately 7:15 p.m., the Spokane Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire on the corner of N. Cincinnati St. and E. Carlisle Ave. First arriving crews reported heavy fire involvement to the front of the building and all occupants had evacuated.

Initial operations included confirming all occupants were out and extinguishing the fire to the front of the home. Unfortunately, the large amount of fire involvement to the front of the structure allowed fire to reach the attic spaces. Once it was confirmed that all occupants were out and with heavy attic space involvement, fire crews were removed from the structure and firefighting was restricted to the exterior for the safety of fire crews.

There were no reported injuries to civilians or firefighters.

The fire caused significant damage to the entire home. Fire investigators with the Spokane Fire Department's Special Investigation Unit are working to determine the cause.

The Spokane Fire Department wants to remind community members of important fire safety tips:

  • If the smoke alarm sounds or you see or smell smoke/fire, immediately evacuate and call 9-1-1 from outside.
  • Get out and stay out. Never go back inside for people or pets.
  • If you have to escape through smoke, get low and go under the smoke to your way out.