Fire destroyed a Deer Park home Saturday afternoon, but no one was injured and pets inside the residence were able to escape.
Spokane County Fire District 4 and South Pend Oreille Fire and Rescue responded to the call that came in from 3211 E. Eloika Lake Road just after 2:30 p.m. The home was fully involved, and the roof collapsed shortly after crews arrived, District 4 Assistant Chief Lonnie Rash said.
No one was home at the time of the fire, but the homeowners arrived while firefighters were using four engines and five water tenders to put out the flames. Crews were able to save a nearby shop, Rash said.
The home was a total loss, Rash said. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Local journalism is essential.
Give directly to The Spokesman-Review's Northwest Passages community forums series -- which helps to offset the costs of several reporter and editor positions at the newspaper -- by using the easy options below. Gifts processed in this system are not tax deductible, but are predominately used to help meet the local financial requirements needed to receive national matching-grant funds.
Subscribe now to get breaking news alerts in your email inbox
Get breaking news delivered to your inbox as it happens.