Blast heard before fire destroys home
Fire destroyed a home in the 15900 block of East Wellesley Avenue on Sunday night; it’s the second time in a year there has been a blaze at the home. The fire started in the back of the home, said Spokane Valley Fire Department spokesman Bill Clifford. The cause of the fire is under investigation, but witnesses told firefighters they heard an explosion shortly before the fire erupted at about 9 p.m.
One person lives in the home, and he was not hurt, Clifford said.
Firefighters were at the home about a year ago putting out a blaze, Clifford said. The owner was slowly rebuilding.