West 27th Ave House Fire

Tour Commander, 509.625.7100

Monday, May 15, 2023 at 8:17 a.m.

At 3:05 pm on May 12, 2023, the Spokane Fire Department (SFD) responded to a structure fire at 600 Block of W 27th Ave. SCREC (9-1-1) received a call from an alarm company reporting a carbon monoxide (CO) activation. However, upon contacting the homeowner, they informed the alarm company that there was an advanced fire in the living room. As a result, the call was promptly upgraded to a structure fire.

The first SFD unit arrived on the scene within four minutes of receiving the upgraded call. Upon arrival, smoke was observed emanating from the front of the home, with the seat of the fire located in the living room. The first-arriving engine company quickly deployed a hose line for an aggressive attack on the main body of fire, successfully confining it to the room of origin.

Although the residence's occupants had already evacuated before the fire department's arrival, crews thoroughly searched the premises to ensure that no one was left behind. We are pleased to report that there were no civilian, firefighter, or animal injuries resulting from the incident.

The cause of the fire remains undetermined at this time. It is currently under investigation by SFD Special Investigation Unit (SIU). Our dedicated team of investigators is working diligently to determine the factors contributing to the incident.

We want to highlight the importance of working smoke alarms in this incident. Functioning smoke alarms alerted the residents to the fire, allowing them to evacuate the premises safely. We strongly encourage all residents to regularly test their smoke alarms to ensure they are in proper working order and to replace batteries as needed.

The SFD would like to extend its gratitude for the swift response of our firefighters and the collaboration between SCREC dispatchers and the alarm company. Their combined efforts were instrumental in containing the fire and preventing further damage.