November 14, 2009

Fire damages home

From staff reports The Spokesman-Review
Dan Pelle photo

Sifting through debris after a fire struck his rented home, Ken McComb finds an old tutu he used to wear while singing telegram when working for Western Onion. An electrical fire was to blame for the damage to his home at 1314 W. Cleveland Ave., November 14, 2009 in Spokane, Wash.
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An electrical problem is likely to blame for a fire that damaged a northwest Spokane home Saturday morning.

The Spokane Fire Department was called to the home at 1314 W. Cleveland Ave., about 10:30 a.m. for the report of a structure fire.

Two tenants were home at the time of the fire, but escaped without injury, along with their dog, fire officials said.

Firefighters attacked the blaze quickly, but the fire damage was severe, burning inside the walls of the two-story home from the first floor up into the attic, fire officials said.

Damage estimated at about $30,000, leaving the home uninhabitable. The residents were assisted by the American Red Cross.

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