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EARLY MORNING HOUSE FIRE EXTINGUISHED BY FIREFIGHTERS
For Immediate Release:
December 3, 2021
Spokane Valley Fire
Early Morning House Fire Extinguished by Firefighters
Spokane Valley Fire Department responded at 4:18 am to the 1400 block of S Warren for a reported structure fire. Callers to 911 stated the house next door was on fire, and the residents were outside.
The first arriving unit, Engine 7 from Evergreen Station, confirmed a working structure fire in a small single-family residence. An exterior fire was noted to be extending into the attic space. Initial crews deployed hose lines to the front of the property for extinguishment of the immediate fire area, and cooling of exposures. The majority of the damage was contained to an exterior breezeway connecting the home and the detached garage.
The residence was evacuated, and a quick search of the house confirmed no life hazards, and the utilities were turned off for responder safety. During overhaul, the home was boarded up, and residents are able to return; pending utilities being re-connected. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
A total of six Engines, two Ladder trucks, and three command vehicles were dispatched, with most of the response quickly returned in service due to quick knock down of the fire by initial arriving units. There were no injuries reported, by civilians or firefighters. Units from Fire District 8 responded as part of automatic aid.
Festive celebrations, flickering lights and winter greens are hallmarks of the holiday season, but they also present fire risks that can quickly turn this festive time of year into a devastating one. The Spokane Valley Fire Department would like to remind residents to use GFIs or protected cords for holiday lighting. Some lights are only for indoor or outdoor use, but not both. Replace any string of lights with worn or broken cords or loose bulb connections. Read manufacturer’s instructions for number of light strands to connect, and make sure the tree is at least three feet away from any heat source, like fireplaces, radiators, candles, heat vents or lights.
About Spokane Valley Fire Department
The Spokane Valley Fire Department (SVFD) serves a population of 125,000+ over 75-square miles, including the cities of Spokane Valley, Liberty Lake and Millwood, as well as surrounding unincorporated areas. In 2020, our cross-trained Firefighter/EMTs and Firefighter/Paramedics responded to more than 18,700 emergency calls.
Established in 1940, SVFD is committed to pursuing excellence and is distinguished as an accredited agency by the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI), and by SVFD’s Class 2 fire insurance rating from the Washington Survey and Rating Bureau
Connect with SVFD at: spokanevalleyfire.com. For department news, safety information, and timely updates, find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube.
Did you Know?
- You can sign up for a station tour. Great for small groups.
- You should replace the batteries in your smoke alarms twice a year.
- Creating a defensible space with regards to wildfires could just save your home or property.
- We have Friends & Family CPR classes every month.
- Julie Happy