A man suffered minor burns from a late night house fire in Spokane’s Hillyard neighborhood.
At about 12:30 a.m. Sunday morning, crews from the Spokane Fire Department responded to 3818 E. Bridgeport Ave. near Cooper Elementary, where neighbors reported hearing an explosion and saw fire billowing from the home, firefighters said in a news release.
First responders found the basement and first floor heavily involved with fire and the foundation of the home had extensive damage, making entry unsafe.
Firefighters were able to knock down the fire from outside the structure, the news release states. Once safe to enter, they performed a search of the residence and confirmed that nobody was inside. However, one adult male did check himself into a local hospital where he was treated for minor burns.
No other injuries were reported.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
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