May 7, 2013 in City

Vehicles damaged during downtown Spokane garage fire

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Spokane firefighters enter the Parking West garage at 1102 W. Sprague Ave. to put out a vehicle fire Monday evening.
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Smoke poured from a downtown parking garage Monday evening when a pickup truck owned by the Downtown Spokane Partnership caught fire.

Firefighters were called to Parking West, 1102 W. Sprague Ave. when people leaving work to drive home reported flames erupting from a truck on the third level of the garage.

The garage is owned by Centennial Real Estate Properties, a subsidiary of the Cowles Co., which also owns The Spokesman-Review.

Mary McGoldrick, who works in the federal building, saw the fire as she drove out of the garage. It appeared to start in the engine.

At least one other vehicle was damaged, according to a fire official. The garage had electrical and concrete damage.

Spokane Partnership President Mark Richard said a couple of pickups are kept in the garage and used by the downtown clean team and security ambassadors.

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