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SPOKANE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT RESPONDS TO APARTMENT FIRE


07/22/21
               

For Immediate Release:

July 21, 2021

Contact:

Craig Warzon

SVFD PIO Officer

warzonc@spokanevalleyfire.com

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SPOKANE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT RESPONDS TO APARTMENT FIRE

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The Spokane Valley Fire Department responded to a reported apartment fire at approximately 1935 today in the 6800 block of East 2nd Avenue.

A neighbor across the street called 911, stating that they could see fire in an apartment through the front window. The first arriving crews found a fully involved apartment and aggressively attacked the fire, while other crews searched adjoining apartments to ensure that no one was inside.

The fire was quickly knocked down before spreading to adjoining units. Two units had smoke and water damage. A total of seven residents were displaced by the fire. The Red Cross was contacted to assist the residents.

A total of 12 fire units responded to the call, including several units from the Spokane Fire Department as part of auto aid.

Pictures are available on the SVFD Facebook page.

SVFD would like to remind residents to ensure that their smoke detectors are operating properly. Several active smoke detectors could be heard in the apartments.

 

About Spokane Valley Fire Department
Spokane Valley Fire Department (SVFD) serves a population of 125,000, including the cities of Spokane Valley, Liberty Lake and Millwood, as well as surrounding unincorporated areas within the 75-square miles of Spokane County Fire District 1. In 2020, SVFD firefighter crews, including its paramedics and EMTs, responded to more than 18,700 emergency calls.

Established eighty years ago in 1940, SVFD is committed to pursuing excellence and is distinguished as an Accredited Agency by the Commission on Fire Accreditation International and by fire district’s ISO Class 2 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 and YouTube.

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