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In brief: Fire damages East Garland house

Spokane firefighters are investigating the cause of a blaze that broke out about 11:45 a.m. Saturday at 35 E. Garland Ave.

Crews arriving on the scene reported fire and smoke coming from the eaves of a single-story, wood-framed residence, according to a Spokane Fire Department news release. The occupant of the home told crews the fire started on the outside and quickly entered the attic.

No injuries were reported in the fire, which caused an estimated $25,000 in damage to the exterior wall on the home’s east side, the main floor and the attic. The cause of the fire was under investigation by the Spokane Fire Department’s Special Investigations Unit.

Twenty-five firefighters responded.

Tell us about your holiday display

Residents of the Inland Northwest have been busily decking their halls, and we want to know all about it.

If you or your neighbors have a noteworthy holiday display this year, feel free to share the details with Spokesman-Review readers. Go to holidaylights and click on the “Tell us about it” link. There, you’ll be asked to provide as specific an address as possible of the festive home, as well as a brief description of the display. We’ll need your contact information, too, but don’t worry – we’ll keep that information to ourselves.

The list will be posted at holidaylights, where you can see all of the addresses, sort them by neighborhood or even create maps for your own personal tour. We’ll publish a roundup of the decorated homes on Friday in the Today section.


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