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FIREFIGHTERS EXTINGUISH 60 x 40 SHOP FIRE


05/06/21
               

For Immediate Release:

May 5, 2021

Contact:

George Hedebeck

Captain, PIO

Spokane Valley Fire

509-638-3320

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Firefighters extinguish 60×40 shop fire

Vacant house and shop damaged in fire

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Spokane Valley Fire Department responded at 9:25 pm to 1229 N Flora for a reported fully involved structure fire. Callers to 911 from the neighboring apartment complex reported one, possibly two buildings on fire.

Shop Fire Scene

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The first arriving unit, Ladder 10 from Greenacres, confirmed a working structure fire in a detached RV style shop, approximately 60×40 feet in size. The house was also showing heat damage from radiation, and crews deployed hose lines to the rear of the property for extinguishment of the shop, and cooling of exposures. A second arriving engine, contained a small grass fire that was spreading towards neighboring properties.

The property appeared vacant, and a quick search of the house confirmed no life hazards in the main building. The shop was not searched due to extensive damage and structural collapse. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

A total of four Engines, three Ladder trucks, and three command vehicles were dispatched, with four fire suppression vehicles canceled on arrival, due to quick knock down of the fire by initial arriving units. There were no injuries reported, by civilians or firefighters. Units from the City of Spokane, and Fire District 8 responded as part of automatic aid, and Spokane County Sheriff’s Office assisted with closing Flora Road during the incident.

The Spokane Valley Fire Department would like to remind residents as we head into Wildfire Season to protect homes as much as possible. Wildfires can easily spread from blowing embers and flames. By maintaining your home and utilizing landscaping techniques that include 30 feet of defensible space, homeowners can reduce the chance of embers and flames finding a place to easily ignite.

 

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.

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