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SPOKANE VALLEY FIREFIGHTERS EXTINGUISH FIRE ON EAST BROADWAY


01/27/20
               

For Immediate Release:

January 27, 2020

Contact:

Julie Happy

Community Affairs Manager

Spokane Valley Fire

509-892-4155

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SPOKANE VALLEY FIREFIGHTERS EXTINGUISH FIRE ON EAST BROADWAY

QUICK KNOCKDOWN OF FIRE KEEPS HOME STRUCTURALLY INTACT

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Spokane Valley Fire Department (SVFD) units responded around 10 a.m. to a report of a house fire on East Broadway off of Evergreen in Spokane Valley.  Residents moving into the home called 911 to report visible smoke and the smoke alarm going off.  The family of 8 had been moving in today and had left to go pick up more belongs.  Upon their return, they noticed the smoke and heard the smoke alarm.  All residents were outside the home and pets were secured at another location.

The fire was upgraded to a working fire.  Spokane Valley Police and Spokane County Sheriff’s Departments responded to assist with the area.  East Broadway was shut down as crews attacked the fire.  Crews responded aggressively with an offensive strategy and were able to quickly knock the fire down.  Smoke was ventilated from the home and the home itself, remains structurally intact.

Firefighters respond to kitchen fire

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preliminary investigation suggests that the fire started from one of the moving boxes that had been set on the stove.  The Fire Investigator is on scene and will have a final report upon completion of his investigation.

The Spokane Valley Fire Department would like to remind residents that kitchen fires rank as the number one cause of a house fire in the United States.  Never place anything flammable on top or near a cooking surface.  Also, smoke alarms save lives.  Remember to change the batteries in your smoke detectors when you change your clocks and test them monthly. More than one-third (38%) of home fire deaths result from fires in which no smoke alarms are present.

 

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.   

For more information about Spokane Valley Fire Department, visit www.spokanevalleyfire.com.

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