Michele Anderson, Public Safety Communications Manager
Monday, August 13, 2018 at 12:57 p.m.
Fire investigators with the Spokane Fire Department's Special Investigation Unit say unattended cooking caused a house fire in the 200 block of E. Longfellow Ave. yesterday.
At approximately 6:11 p.m., the Spokane Fire Department responded to a report of a house. All occupants were reported to be out of the home before fire department crews arrived on scene. Multiple pets including two dogs, five cats and two lizards were still inside the residence, but firefighters were able to removal all of the pets from the residence unharmed.
Eight residents were displaced as the fire caused extensive damage to the living area and attic. The American Red Cross assisted the residents with housing.
Important safety tips to follow when cooking:
If you have a cooking fire: