Early Christmas morning house fire

Michele Anderson, Public Safety Communications Manager

Tuesday, December 25, 2018 at 10:41 p.m.

At approximately 4 a.m., the Spokane Fire Department and Spokane Valley Fire Department responded to the 1300 block of E. Baldwin Ave. on a report of a residential structure fire.

The arriving crew reported fire on the exterior of a one-and-a-half story home. The incident was upgraded to a working structure fire to ensure additional resources were dispatched to the incident.

Firefighters gained entry into the structure and quickly located the source of the fire. The fire was quickly confined and extinguished preventing it from spreading to additional parts of the structure. Fire crews worked together to rapidly conduct a search of the home to ensure no occupants were still inside.

The fire caused moderate damage to the west exterior wall of the home and moderate smoke damage throughout structure. The cause of the fire is under investigations by the Spokane Fire Special Investigation Unit.

There were no reported injuries to civilians or firefighters.