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SPOKANE VALLEY FIRE RESPONDS TO EARLY MORNING HOUSE FIRE


10/15/20
               

For Immediate Release:

October 15, 2020

Contact:

Julie Happy

Community Affairs Manager

Spokane Valley Fire Department

509-892.4155

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SPOKANE VALLEY FIRE RESPONDS TO EARLY MORNING HOUSE FIRE

RESIDENTS AND PETS ABLE TO ESCAPE UNHARMED

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Spokane Valley Fire Department (SVFD) firefighters responded early this morning to the report of a house fire.   At approximately 7:15 a.m. a resident of a home near Sargent and Valley Way called 911 to report the roof of their home was on fire.  Crews turned off the gas to the home and were able to quickly locate and extinguish the fire and determine the cause.  The ceiling was pulled to reveal hotspots and extinguish all potential further fire opportunities.

Fire at Sargent And Valleyway 10-15-20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Avista arrived on scene and Spokane Valley Police for traffic control.

A total of 7 apparatus, 2 Battalion Chiefs, and a Safety Officer responded to the fire for a total of 21 Firefighters on scene and 3 Officers.

No injuries were noted to civilians or firefighters and all pets made it out safely.

The Investigator determination shows an electrical issue in the attic as being the cause and origin of the fire.

Spokane Valley Fire is thankful all residents and pets were able to evacuate the home safely, though, the residents will not be able to return inside the home at this time.  Red Cross is on scene to offer services to the family.

The Spokane Valley Fire Department strongly urges all residents to have working smoke alarms.  Smoke alarms save lives.  Check your smoke alarms once a month to make sure they work.  Check the expiration date on the back of your alarms to know when they are or will be at the end of their life.  Thankfully, at this morning’s fire, the residents woke up from the smell of smoke and were able to evacuate unharmed with both of their pets.

 

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 2019, SVFD firefighter crews, including its paramedics and EMTs, responded to more than 18,326 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 the 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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