Tour Commander, 509.625.7100
Monday, March 15, 2021 at 9:28 a.m.
At approximately 5:45 pm on Friday March 12th, units from the Spokane Fire Department (SFD) were dispatched to 1225 W Dalton for a residential structure fire. A column of dark black smoke was visible to multiple SFD fire companies that were responding to the incident.
Prior to the arrival of the first SFD companies, two off-duty SFD firefighters were close to the incident and noticed the smoke. The off-duty firefighters ran to the location finding fire at the back of the residence. They were able to confirm all residents were out of the home and begin to extinguish the majority of the rapidly extending deck and siding fire with garden hoses from the outside.
Thanks to the quick efforts of the off-duty firefighters and rapid response of the first fire apparatus the fire damage was limited to the exterior of the home and attached deck.
These individuals are two highly trained firefighters with Spokane Fire Department and knew not to enter the residence without protective gear and support. This is a great example to our community that no matter what training or experience you have once you find or leave a structure or vehicle that is on fire never attempt to go inside or return inside to gather belongings or pets. Call 911, we will come for you.
The cause of the fire is currently under investigation by the SFD Special Investigations Unit (SIU).
There were no reported injuries to firefighters or civilians.
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.