No injuries were reported
Michele Anderson, Public Safety Communications Manager
Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 12:29 p.m.
At approximately 8 a.m., the Spokane Fire Department (SFD) responded to the 1900 block of W. Grace Ave. for a building fire reported from a passerby. First crews arriving on scene discovered a recreational vehicle (RV) behind an address fully engulfed in fire.
Fire crews were able to extinguish the fire in approximately three minutes and keep it from spreading to an adjacent garage. Reports from tenants inside the residence indicated there was a person living in the RV. Firefighters made entry into the RV and found it to be unoccupied. It was later discovered that the RV tenant was away from the area at the time of the fire.
There were no civilian or firefighter injuries from the incident.
The RV was a total loss. The fire is currently under investigation by members of the SFD Special Investigation Unit, however, early signs point to an unattended space heater as the possible cause.
SFD urges citizens to be extremely cautious with the use of space heaters, especially during the cold season where they can be in use for extended periods of time. Remember to turn portable heaters off when leaving the room or going to bed. Candles and other sources of ignition should never be left unattended either.
Other important fire safety tips to remember include: