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SPOKANE VALLEY FIRE SAVES LIBERTY LAKE RESTAURANT
For Immediate Release:
April 28, 2020
Captain-Paramedic / PIO
Spokane Valley Fire Department
Spokane Valley Fire Saves Liberty Lake Restaurant
Pentagon Bistro and Martini Bar Suffers Fire Damage
Spokane Valley Fire Department (SVFD) firefighters responded at 9:21 PM last night, April 27th 2020, to a report of smoke and flames seen at the Pentagon Bistro, 1421 N Meadowwood Ln, in Liberty Lake. Several callers alerted 911 to flames on the exterior of the building, and getting up into the roof eaves.
The first units (Engine 3 and Battalion Chief V22) arrived in 4 minutes to find heavy fire on the northeast corner of the restaurant in the vinyl siding and underside of exposed wood eaves, and began stretching hose lines for fire attack. Next arriving firefighters from Ladder 10 checked the attic space for fire extension and assisted with overhauling the burned out area, searching for hidden fire. Firefighters had the fire knocked down in under 7 minutes from arriving on scene. Fire damage was kept primarily to the exterior siding, soffit, and fascia. There was smoke throughout the building that was evacuated with high pressure fans, and damage inside was kept to a minimum. The restaurant was closed for the evening at the time of the fire, and no employees were present. One firefighter was injured when a portion of the interior ceiling fell on him during overhaul operations. The firefighter was taken to the emergency department for precautionary evaluation.
The cause is under investigation, and the restaurant is expected to have a short-term closure for clean-up before resuming take-out service during the current COVID-19 Stay at Home time period.
A total of 2 ladder companies, 5 engine companies, a Rescue, 5 staff officers responded, including one auto aid fire engine from Fire Dist. 8, bringing 31 firefighters to the scene.
The Spokane Valley Fire Department would like to remind residents and businesses to monitor exterior storage including trash, cardboard and other combustible products. Keeping these items stored away from your building in proper containers can deter arson, and reduce vandalism.
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.
Did you Know?
- You can sign up for a station tour. Great for small groups.
- You should replace the batteries in your smoke alarms twice a year.
- Creating a defensible space with regards to wildfires could just save your home or property.
- We have Friends & Family CPR classes every month.
- Julie Happy