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December 23, 2009 in City, News
J. Bart Rayniak photo

The Spokane Valley Fire Department responded to an early morning fire that burned portions of the landmark Cliff House mansion on the grounds of the Arbor Crest Wine Cellars overlooking the Spokane Valley.

J. Rayniak photo

The Spokane Valley Fire Department responded to an early morning fire that burned portions of the landmark Cliff House mansion on the grounds of the Arbor Crest Wine Cellars overlooking the Spokane Valley. J.

J. Rayniak photo

The Spokane Valley Fire Department responded to an early morning fire that burned portions of the landmark Cliff House mansion on the grounds of the Arbor Crest Wine Cellars overlooking the Spokane Valley. Firefighters were called at 3:51 am, and, when they arrived, windows had already been blown out by the fires heat. J.

J. Rayniak photo

The Spokane Valley Fire Department responded to an early morning fire that burned portions of the landmark Cliff House mansion on the grounds of the Arbor Crest Wine Cellars overlooking the Spokane Valley. Firefighters were called at 3:51 am, and, when they arrived, windows had already been blown out by the fires heat. J.

J. Rayniak photo

The Spokane Valley Fire Department responded to an early morning fire that burned portions of the landmark Cliff House mansion on the grounds of the Arbor Crest Wine Cellars overlooking the Spokane Valley. Firefighters were called at 3:51 am, and, when they arrived, windows had already been blown out by the fires heat. J.

Christopher Anderson photo

Firefighters from Spokane Valley, Spokane City and Fire District 9 combined to fight a multiple alarm fire at Arbor Crest Winery early Wednesday December 23, 2009. The Riblet Mansion also known as the Cliff House caught fire during the night and firefighters had to fight the cold and lack of water to try and save the historic mansion that sits on a bluff overlooking the Spokane River and Valley.

Christopher Anderson photo

Firefighters from Spokane Valley, Spokane City and Fire District 9 combined to fight a multiple alarm fire at Arbor Crest Winery early Wednesday, December 23, 2009. The Riblet Mansion also known as the Cliff House caught fire during the night and firefighters had to fight the cold and lack of water to try and save the historic mansion that sits on a bluff overlooking the Spokane River and Valley. The stone and rock building was extensively damaged. Owner Jim Van Lobensels stands at left surveying the damage.

Christopher Anderson photo

Firefighters from Spokane Valley, Spokane City and Fire District 9 combined to fight a multiple alarm fire at Arbor Crest Winery early Wednesday December 23, 2009. The Riblet Mansion or Cliff House caught fire during the night and firefighters had to fight the cold and lack of water to try and save the historic mansion that sits on a bluff overlooking the Spokane River and Valley.

Christopher Anderson photo

Firefighters from Spokane Valley, Spokane City and Fire District 9 combined to fight a multiple alarm fire at Arbor Crest Winery early Wednesday December 23, 2009. The Riblet Mansion or Cliff House caught fire during the night and firefighters had to fight the cold and lack of water to try and save the historic mansion that sits on a bluff overlooking the Spokane River and Valley.

Christopher Anderson photo

Firefighters from Spokane Valley, Spokane City and Fire District 9 combined to fight a multiple alarm fire at Arbor Crest Winery early Wednesday, December 23, 2009. The Riblet Mansion also known as the Cliff House caught fire during the night and firefighters had to fight the cold and lack of water to try and save the historic mansion that sits on a bluff overlooking the Spokane River and Valley.

Christopher Anderson photo

Owner Jim Van Lobensels talks on his phone with the fire damaged Cliff House in the background. Firefighters from Spokane Valley, Spokane City and Fire District 9 combined to fight a multiple alarm fire at Arbor Crest Winery early Wednesday, December 23, 2009.