West Spofford Residential Structure Fire

Tour Commander, 509.625.7100

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 2:20 p.m.

At approximately 1:30 am, units from the Spokane Fire Department (SFD) were dispatched to the 700 block of West Spofford Avenue for a residential structure fire. 911 callers reported seeing fire from the basement of this address. Fire crews arrived quickly and went to work stretching hose lines for fire control, performing search for life safety, and ventilation for property conservation. The fire was quickly brought under control by several crews working in coordination which limited any further damage beyond the basement.  

Probable Cause:

?Under investigation by Spokane Fire Department Special Investigations Unit.

Damage Extent:

Extensive damage to the basement with some extension to the first floor where minimal damage occurred.

# FF Responding: 36

Dollar Loss: $80,000

A reminder to our community;

Working smoke alarms save lives, cutting the risk of dying in a home fire in half (NFPA). 

Smoke alarms should be installed in every room used for sleeping, outside each sleeping area, and on every level of the home, including the basement. Test your smoke alarm once a month. Make sure everyone in your home understands the sound the smoke alarm makes, and knows what to do when activated.