For Immediate Release:

October 6th, 2020


George Hedebeck

Captain-Paramedic / PIO

Spokane Valley Fire Department



Fire at Krispy Kreme Extinguished

Donut Shop suffers minor damage after fryer fire


Spokane Valley Fire Department (SVFD) firefighters responded at 8:38 PM, October 6th 2020, to a report of smoke and flames seen at the Krispy Kreme, 15401 E Indiana Ave, in Spokane Valley. Callers to 911 indicated a fire in a fryer inside the restaurant. The manager stated she saw flames erupt from hot oil or grease in a fryer, evacuated the building, and then used two dry chemical extinguishers on the bulk of the fire.

The first unit, Engine 12 from the Sullivan Station, arrived to find a smoke column showing from the exterior roof vents, and the Battalion Chief V22 quickly requested more resources. The next arriving units had been night training nearby at the SVFD Tower on Sullivan, and assisted with overhaul and checking the remaining structure for extension. Initial reports indicated that the fire was mostly contained or slowed in its growth by the quick work of the store manager. There was smoke throughout the building that was evacuated with high pressure fans, and damage inside was kept to a minimum.

No injuries were noted to civilians or firefighters; however, the manager was evaluated by on scene AMR paramedics as a precaution. The cause of the fire is under investigation, and there is no immediate projections on re-opening of the business.

A total of 2 ladder companies, 6 engine companies, a Rescue, and 4 staff officers responded bringing 32 firefighters to the scene. This compliment is the ‘working fire’ package of a commercial building within the Spokane Valley. These response numbers reflect the work potential needed for an incident in a large commercial building with known life safety (customers and staff) and flammable products (cooking oils, fryers, etc) on scene.

The Spokane Valley Fire Department would like to remind residents that grease fires can also occur in the home, and to always keep a lid nearly when you are cooking. If a small grease fire starts in a pan, smother the flames by sliding the lid over the pan. Turn off the burner. Do not move the pan. To keep the fire from restarting, leave the lid on until the pan has cooled.


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.

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