East Spokane Multiple Alarm Fire

Tour Commander, 509.625.7100

Monday, September 27, 2021 at 12:02 p.m.

Shortly after 8:30 PM Sunday, Sept 26th, Spokane Fire Department units were dispatched to a commercial structure fire at 801 N Regal St., the former S and P Meats slaughterhouse.

The building was known to crews as an abandoned and hazardous building. Crews noticed heavy smoke and visible fire from several blocks out and upgraded the incident to a "working fire", and to a second alarm shortly thereafter. Fire companies stretched hose lines for fire attack, performed vertical ventilation and conducted a rapid search of the building.

Due to structural instability, hazardous interior conditions, and multiple void spaces allowing unchecked fire spread, crews were withdrawn and transitioned into defensive operations once it was confirmed that the building was vacant. ;Operations continued through the night and will likely continue well into Monday.

The fire was confined to the building of origin, and there were no injuries to firefighters or civilians. The building is a total loss.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation by SFD Special Investigations Unit.

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