Michele Anderson, Public Safety Communications Manager
Monday, November 19, 2018 at 12:32 p.m.
Fire investigators with the Spokane Fire Department's Special Investigation Unit determined Saturday night's N. Perry St. house fire was caused by overheating of an electrical circuit.
At 6:30 p.m., units from the Spokane Fire Department (SFD) responded to the 2800 block of N. Perry St. Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire within 15 minutes. The structure ultimately sustained fire and heavy smoke damage throughout. One resident was displaced by the fire and was assisted by the Red Cross with lodging for the night. One firefighter sustained a minor injury, but was treated on scene by SFD Paramedics. The firefighter was able to return to duty.
Electrical equipment and appliances in a home carry potential fire risks that can cause significant damage. SFD would like to remind residents to follow a few safety tips: