Mayfair Professional Building Fire

July 5, 2013 6:58 p.m.  •  3 comments

A fire at the Mayfair Professional Building in north Spokane escalated to a three-alarm blaze Friday afternoon, forcing firefighters working on the blaze to abandon the building.

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The Mayfair Professional building bursts into flames during a three-alarm fire at Central Avenue and Mayfair Street, Friday, July 5, 2012. A dentist working in the office smelled smoke and called 911 shortly before 4 p.m. Responding firefighters had entered the building, but were forced to pull out when the blaze escalated

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A Spokane firefighter pulls hose during a fire at the Mayfair Professional Building at Mayfair Street and Central Avenue, Friday, July 5, 2013.

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When fire crews arrived at 4:25 p.m., they found drifting white smoke coming from the west side of the two-story building.

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Spokane firefighters pour fire retardant into the lower level of the Mayfair Professional Building. A short time later, the building erupted in flames.

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Before the Mayfair Professional Building burst into flames, a Spokane firefighter breaks a window with an axe to help vent the building.

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Smoke coming from the west wall then quickly turned dark black and poured from the building in large puffs, the result of a spike in internal pressure.

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When the Mayfair Professional Building at Mayfair Street and Central Avenue started showing black smoke, firefighters evacuated the building. A short time later, the building erupted in flames, Friday, July 5, 2013.

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When the Mayfair Professional Building at Mayfair Street and Central Avenue started showing black smoke, firefighters evacuated the building. A short time later, the building erupted in flames, Friday, July 5, 2013.

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Within two minutes the entire west wall erupted into 40-foot-high flames. The blaze consumed the west wall and spread to the north-facing wall of the office building.

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Spectators and media shoot video and photos as the Mayfair Professional building erupted in flames Friday.

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After burning the bottom two floors, the fire quickly moved to the eaves and roof of the Mayfair Professional Building, Friday, July 5, 2013.

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Water from a Spokane Fire Department ladder truck water cannon overshoots the Mayfair Professional building, Friday, July 5, 2013.

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