Spokane firefighters rescued a woman and her pet early Sunday from a fire that broke out at a home in Hillyard, and a fire later Sunday in the West Central neighborhood displaced three people.
Crews responded at 2:50 a.m. Sunday to 918 E. Wabash Ave., after witnesses reported a fire. Crews arrived and found smoke and flames coming from the single-story home.
Fire crews searched the home and found a woman sleeping in the basement. They got her and her pet out without injuries, Battalion Chief Dave Haworth said in a news release.
The cause remains under investigation.
Then at 5:51 p.m., fire crews responded to a call at 2115 W. Dean Ave. A grease fire had ignited, and most of the damage was confined to the kitchen.
The apartment was unlivable, so the American Red Cross provided shelter and food for a woman, her mother and the woman’s 3-year-old child, said Pat Kondas, a Red Cross spokeswoman.
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