Family displaced after house fire

No reported injuries

Michele Anderson, Public Safety Communications Manager

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 6:34 p.m.

A family of seven was displaced after a fire damaged a home in the South Hill neighborhood this afternoon.

The Spokane Fire Department responded to a residence in the 1100 block of E. 37th Ave. around 3:30 p.m.

Upon arrival, crews advised of significant smoke coming from the basement and front door of the single story residence. The fire was immediately upgraded in order for additional resources to respond to the incident. Firefighters worked to quickly to extinguish the fire and keep it from spreading further.

There were no reported injuries to civilians or firefighters. The American Red Cross responded to the scene to assist the family (two adults and five children).

The fire caused substantial damage to the basement of the home and smoke damage throughout. The Spokane Fire Department's Special Investigation Unit is working to determine the cause.