February 13, 2010 in News

Historic Hillyard tavern destroyed by fire

The Spokesman-Review
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A fire early Saturday morning destroyed a historic Hillyard tavern, a barbershop and two apartments, closing Market Street for several hours and leaving at least six people homeless.

The fire started about 5 a.m., at The Alaskan Tavern building, 5108 N. Market St. When firefighters arrived the two-story brick building in Hillyard’s historic district was already engulfed in flames, and at one point part of the building collapsed into the street. No injuries were reported.

At least six people were reportedly living in two apartment buildings above the tavern.

The American Red Cross assisted the residents with emergency food and clothing, and is providing emergency housing for at least two people, a spokeswoman said.

Time-lapse video by Spokane Fire Department

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