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Two garage fires spring up in Hillyard; officials say causes appear unrelated

UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 9, 2017

Within the span of a few hours, firefighters from the Spokane Fire Department responded to two garage fires in the Hillyard neighborhood.

The first was called in at around 7:30 p.m. in the 2900 block of E. Francis Avenue, where firefighters located a fire that had spread from a pile of debris to a fence, motor home and a shed. They were able to quickly extinguish the blaze, firefighters said in a news release, and stop it from spreading.

Hours later at 1:10 a.m., crews responded to the 2600 block of E. Diamond Avenue, where single-car garage was on fire. The fire rapidly spread to a large shop on the property, firefighters said. Firefighters were able to prevent it from spreading further, but not before it destroyed the garage and heavily damaged the shop.

No injuries were reported. Firefighters do not believe the two are related.

Editor’s note: This story was changed on Oct. 9, 2017 to correct the spelling of Diamond Avenue.

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