Saturday, Sept, 26, 8:50 am, the Spokane Fire Department was dispatched to a house fire in northeast Spokane.
Tour Commander, 509.625.7100
Monday, September 28, 2020 at 1:13 p.m.
At 850 am, the Spokane Fire Department was dispatched to a house fire in northeast Spokane. The calling party reported smoke coming from the roof of the home. The first arriving company reported large amounts of smoke and found an attic fire. Firefighting efforts were complicated by a second roof built over the first creating multiple void spaces. Crews were able to contain the fire to the attic space. While firefighting efforts were being made, other fire crews were able to tarp and salvage a majority of the personal belongings of the occupants.
Multiple roofs required extensive work cutting through the outer roof to access the cedar shakes on the original roof. Fire damage to the living area is limited to the ceiling being pulled over a large area to access the attic. Minimal smoke damage to the living area.?
The fire's nature is under investigation by SFD's Investigation Unit. Damage is estimated at $60,000.
This is a good time to remind everyone that all homes should have working smoke alarms. Put smoke alarms on every floor of your home, including the basement. Also, in every bedroom and in the hallway outside of each sleeping area.