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SPOKANE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT RESPONDS TO FIRE IN STRIP MALL


08/11/21
               

For Immediate Release:

August 11, 2021

Contact:

George Hedebeck

Captain, PIO

hedebeckg@spokanevalleyfire.com

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SPOKANE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT RESPONDS TO FIRE IN STRIP MALL

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The Spokane Valley Fire Department responded to a commercial fire at approximately 5:27am, today, in the 9300 block of East Trent in Millwood. Initial reports to 911 stated a dog grooming business was on fire.

The first arriving crews found a well-developed fire venting through a doorway on the side of a four business strip mall. The fire was upgraded to a working commercial fire, and brought crews from Spokane Fire, and Fire Dist 9 to assist the Spokane Valley Fire units on scene. Aggressive hose work, and quick access to the interior allowed for full knock down of the fire within 10 minutes. A search of the occupancies confirmed no one and no animals were inside. The damage was contained to two of the business, with the majority being in the grooming shop.

A total of 12 fire units responded to the call. No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

SVFD would like to remind business owners to ensure that their sprinkler systems are working and serviced regularly; or consider retrofitting to install fire suppression sprinklers in older construction.

 

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 FacebookTwitterInstagram and YouTube.

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