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Apartment building burns

Three-alarm fire at Houston Apts. at 617 E. Houston.


Colin Mulvany - The Spokesman-Review

A burning roof eve falls away as Spokane Fire Department firefighters battle a fire at the Houston House Apartments at 607 E. Houston Avenue. Fifty-four residents in 30 units were safely evacuated during the three-alarm fire Sunday Afternoon.


“There was chaos here when we arrived,”

Spokane police Corporal Jon Strickland

Colin Mulvany - The Spokesman-Review

As the roof burns away, Spokane Fire Department firefighters remove their hoses from the third floor of the Houston House Apartments on the 600 block of E. Houston Avenue. Fifty-four residents in 30 units were safely evacuated during the three-alarm fire Sunday Afternoon.


Colin Mulvany - The Spokesman-Review

Spokane Fire Department firefighters battle a blaze at the Houston House Apartments at 607 E. Houston Avenue. fifty-four residents in 30 units were safely evacuated during the three-alarm fire Sunday Afternoon.


Colin Mulvany - The Spokesman-Review

Spokane Fire Department firefighters swap out their air tanks as they battle a blaze at the Houston House Apartments at 607 E. Houston Avenue. Fifty-four residents in 30 units were safely evacuated during the three-alarm fire Sunday Afternoon.


Colin Mulvany - The Spokesman-Review

Spectators gather to watch the fire at the Houston House Apartments at 607 E. Houston Avenue.


Colin Mulvany - The Spokesman-Review

Spokane Fire Department firefighters battle a fire at the Houston House Apartments at 607 E. Houston Avenue. fifty-four residents in 30 units were safely evacuated during the three-alarm fire Sunday Afternoon.


Colin Mulvany - The Spokesman-Review

A Spokane Fire Department firefighter removes a ladder from the burning roof of the Houston House Apartments Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010. fifty-four residents in 30 units were safely evacuated during the three-alarm fire at 607 E. Houston Avenue.


Colin Mulvany - The Spokesman-Review

A Spokane Fire Department firefighter cuts a vent in the roof during a blaze at the Houston House Apartments at 607 E. Houston Avenue. Fifty-four residents in 30 units were safely evacuated during the three-alarm fire Sunday Afternoon.


Colin Mulvany - The Spokesman-Review

The fire at the Houston House Apartments was believed to have starting in a second floor apartment, which quickly spread up to the third floor. Fifty-four residents in 30 units were safely evacuated during the three-alarm fire Sunday Afternoon

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