Spokane Fire & Police Departments Investigating Fatality Fire

Cpl. Teresa Fuller

Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 3:58 a.m.

The Spokane Fire and Spokane Police Departments are investigating the cause of a fatality fire in North Spokane. A child was killed in a fire that was reported just before 11:30pm this evening in the 4000 block of east Longfellow Rd.

Just before 11:30pm tonight, October 21, 2016, the Spokane Fire Department was called to a residence in the 4000 block of east Longfellow Rd. on the report of a structure fire. Fire personnel were on scene within minutes. Several people were able to escape from the residence, including other young children. Soon after making entry, it was determined one child inside was deceased. Once the fire was extinguished, Spokane Fire Department’s Special Investigative Unit as well as Spokane Police Major Crimes Detectives responded to the scene. The two agencies will run congruent investigations; the Fire Department is looking into the cause of the fire and the Police Department into the unattended death.

No one else was injured during the incident. The investigation is in its infancy and the scene is currently being processed. Anyone who witnessed the incident tonight who has not already talked to investigators is asked to call Crime Check at 509-456-2233.

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