November 29, 2013 in City

Early morning basement fire under investigation

From staff reports
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The Spokane Fire Department doused a basement fire that broke out after 1 a.m. Friday in north Spokane and displaced a single family, according to a news release.

No injuries were reported in the blaze that caused smoke damage throughout the single-story wood-frame home at 208 E. Empire Ave. When firefighters arrived, the occupants had already cleared the building, according to the Fire Department.

Investigators are trying to determine a cause for the fire, which took about a half hour to extinguish. Though the fire began in the basement, it quickly spread through the fireplace to the first-story and attic of the dwelling.

The American Red Cross is assisting the residents of the home, according to the news release.

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