Michele Anderson, Public Safety Communications Manager
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 5:28 p.m.
A fire that damaged an East Central home in the 3200 block of N. Regal St. this morning was determined to be accidental.
Fire investigators with the Spokane Fire Department’s Special Investigation say the fire was ignited when plastic furniture was inadvertently placed in contact with a natural gas fueled, free standing fireplace.
At approximately 11:30 a.m., the Spokane Fire Department responded to the home after receiving reports of smoke coming from it. Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the fire and keep it from spreading further. The fire caused moderate damage on the main floor of the home and smoke damage throughout. The home was not occupied at the time of the fire. There were no reported injuries to civilians or firefighters.
The Spokane Fire Department stresses that by following a few simple safety tips and precautions you can prevent most heating fires from happening: