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Structures damaged after Spokane Valley garage fire spreads to home

UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 16, 2017

A fire in a Spokane Valley garage spread to the upper floor of an attached residence Saturday morning, but was ultimately extinguished by fire crews. (Nathanael Massey / The Spokesman-Review)
A fire in a Spokane Valley garage spread to the upper floor of an attached residence Saturday morning, but was ultimately extinguished by fire crews. (Nathanael Massey / The Spokesman-Review)
From staff reports

A Spokane Valley residence sustained extensive damage Saturday morning due to a fire that began in an attached garage and leaped to the house’s upper floor.

Video provided by the Spokane Valley Fire Department showed dramatic footage of the garage engulfed in flames as fire crews arrive on scene.

The incident, at 4209 S. Sunderland Dr., was initially responded to at around 8:44 a.m. by units from both Spokane Valley Fire Department and Spokane County Fire District 8, according to a Valley Fire Department news release. The first engine on scene quickly upgraded the incident to a working fire and requested additional resources.

Crews deployed hose lines and attacked the fire, which was initially isolated to the garage, preventing its spread to surrounding structures. The flames eventually spread to the upper floor of the attached residence, but were extinguished, according to the release.

The flames were eventually suppressed. No one was in the residence at the time of the fire, according to the release. The home did not have working smoke detectors.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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