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SPOKANE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT RESPONDS TO RESIDENTIAL FIRE


05/05/21
               

For Immediate Release:

May 5, 2021

Contact:

Craig Warzon

SVFD PIO Officer

warzonc@spokanevalleyfire.com

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SPOKANE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT RESPONDS TO RESIDENTIAL FIRE

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The Spokane Valley Fire Department responded to a reported residential fire at approximately 0240 today in the north 12900 block of E Saltese.

The residents informed the dispatchers that they smelled an electrical odor and upon investigating they noticed heat at the ceiling in a bathroom. Dispatch asked the residents to evacuate and the family waited outside for SVFD to respond.

The first arriving crews found smoke coming from the eaves of the roof and upgraded the fire, bringing additional units to the scene.

Crews entered the residence and removed the ceiling in the bathroom, enabling them to quickly extinguish the fire. Damage was limited to the bathroom.

The bathroom ceiling fan was determined to be the cause of the fire.

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A total of 12 fire units responded to the call. No injuries were reported.

Photos of the incident can be found on the SVFD Facebook Page.

SVFD would like to remind homeowners to ensure that they have properly working smoke detectors.

 

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 Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube

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