Tour Commander, 509.625.7100
Thursday, January 6, 2022 at 10:31 a.m.
At approximately 5:00 PM last night (01/5/2022), callers reported smoke coming from a residential detached garage with a second story apartment on the 2300 block of West College Ave. Crews from the Spokane Fire Department (SFD) arrived to find a working fire in the garage portion of the structure. Within 10 minutes of arrival, SFD crews completed a search of the building and confirmed that all occupants had made it out safely.
The fire was knocked down within 15 minutes, however, overhaul operations continued for approximately one and a half hours due to the building's unique construction. Crews maintained a fire watch overnight to check for hot spots and preserve the scene for fire investigators to continue work this morning.
Firefighters quickly and safely mitigated the incident with no injuries or loss of life. The cause of the fire is still under investigation by SFD SIU (Special Investigations Unit).