For Immediate Release:

January 4, 2020


Craig Warzon

Captain/Public Information Officer

Spokane Valley Fire Department



Firefighters Respond to 2nd Apartment Fire in Six Hours


Spokane Valley Fire Department (SVFD) units responded around 9:00 this morning to their 2nd apartment fire in six hours a 227 S Adams in the Spokane Valley.

Spokane Valley Engine 7 was the first unit on scene and found a fire on the south side of the complex with fire on the third floor. The fire was quickly upgraded to a second alarm, bringing more personnel and equipment to the scene.  Additional units were assigned fire attack and search for all three floors of the complex.

The fire was quickly knocked down, with the fire primarily contained to the third floor balcony. Two adults and two children were in the apartment at the time of the fire. One adult female was transported to a local hospital for smoke inhalation.  The two children were assessed on scene but not transported.

There were 18 units that responded to the scene, including automatic aid units from Spokane Fire District 8, Spokane Fire District 9 and the Spokane Fire Departments.  There were no reported injuries to firefighters or residents.

The fire appears to have originated on the third floor balcony.  The fire is currently under investigation, and no cause has been determined at this time.

SVFD would like to remind everybody to make sure that you properly dispose of used smoking materials.


About SVFD
Spokane Valley Fire Department serves the cities of Spokane Valley, Liberty Lake, Millwood and the surrounding unincorporated areas of Spokane County with a combined population of 125,000 across 75 square miles. SVFD firefighter crews which include paramedics and EMT’s, responded to more than 17,487 emergency calls in 2018.

Established in 1940, SVFD is an Accredited Agency by the Commission on Fire Accreditation International; and has a class 2 WSRB rating as given by the Washington Survey and Ratings Bureau (WSRB).  SVFD is one of four accredited departments in the state and the only accredited department with distinction as a WSRB class 2.   


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