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SPOKANE VALLEY FIRE RESPONDS TO APARTMENT FIRE


09/11/20
               

For Immediate Release:

September 11, 2020

Contact:

Julie Happy

Community Affairs Manager

Spokane Valley Fire Department

509-892.4155

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SPOKANE VALLEY FIRE RESPONDS TO APARTMENT FIRE

THREE ALARM FIRE DAMAGES 8 APARTMENTS

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Spokane Valley Fire Department (SVFD) responded September 10, at 9 p.m. to an Apartment fire on 2300 North Wilbur Rd. Ladder 8 and Rescue 8 were the first to arrive on scene and were quickly joined by additional Valley units.  Fire units from Fire District 8, Fire District 9, and Spokane Fire also responded. Spokane Valley Police and America Medical Response (AMR) also had units on scene.

3 Alarm Apartment Fire 09-10-2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The fire was located on a third-floor balcony and burned into the attic and to the second-floor balcony. No one was hurt during the fire because the occupants of the apartment complex were very effective at getting everyone out before fire crews arrived.  There were several pets that were retrieved by fire crews.

Fire crews were able to control the fire after a few minutes on scene but were forced to open up the ceilings on the third-floor apartments and cut holes in the roof to get at the fire in the attic of the building. Two units were damaged by fire and smoke and six units suffered from smoke and water damage. The management staff of the apartment complex secured hotel rooms for those displaced and Red Cross will also be providing assistance.

The SVFD Investigator was on scene and is investigating the cause. At this time a cause has not been determined.

Spokane Valley Fire encourages everyone that lives in an apartment to have renter’s insurance and to have an escape plan. It is important that you practice your escape plan and make sure you test your 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 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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