South Hill Unoccupied Residence Fire

Tour Commander, 509.625.7100

Thursday, November 11, 2021 at 10:50 a.m.

Updated: 07/07/2023

Yesterday at approximately 1:20 pm, an alert neighbor on Spokane's South Hill noticed a house with a large volume of smoke coming from the roof in the 2600 block of East 37th Avenue. The helpful community member called 911 immediately, and the first SFD company arrived within 4-minutes.

Initial crews reported finding heavy smoke coming from the structure's eaves and an open rear door. As other companies arrived, they entered the residence to locate the fire and search for occupants. After finding the house completely vacant, they quickly knocked down the fire and completed searches of all floors. With assistance from Spokane Fire District 8 through the automatic aid program, firefighters quickly and safely mitigated the incident with no injuries or loss of life. However, the structure did receive varying levels of damage and will be uninhabitable until repaired.

?The cause of the fire is under investigation by Spokane Fire Department Special Investigations Unit. 

Media Please Note: 

SFD reminds our community that vacant structures should be watched for criminal activity. Arson is a crime of opportunity, and astute neighbors are sometimes the best-suited method for preventing a tragedy. Neighbors should watch and report criminal activity, signs of forced entry into vacant homes or businesses, and always any smoke emanating from vacant structures. Unless a crime is in progress (911), Crime Check is the best reporting mechanism for residents 509-456-2233 or file a report online.