Grandview Residential Fire

Tour Commander, 509.625.7100

Monday, May 1, 2023 at 1:49 p.m.

At 4:29am on 1 April 2023, Spokane Fire Department was dispatched to reports of a fire coming from the roof of a single family residence. Multiple calls were received and responding crews could see flames from the hillside home from several miles away. The residence was well involved on arrival and a number of hazards such as steep embankments with heavy brush, a large hole in the floor, and a sizeable amount of personal belongings challenged the crews.

Primary and secondary searches were completed with no people or animals found. 

?SFD personnel brought the fire under control in approximately 30 minutes. The home required extensive overhaul to ensure complete extinguishment.

No one was home at the time of the incident and the cause is under investigation.

27 fire department personnel responded.

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