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Spokane Valley fire roundup: Small sports car hits tree head-on, ejecting all three passengers

The Spokane Valley Fire Department responded to several incidents during the week of April 9 to April 15 that included an auto accident in which three passengers were ejected when their small sports car struck a tree head-on.

On April 9 around 2:15 a.m. on the 1800 block of South Idaho Road, the car veered off the road and struck a tree.

When crews arrived, they found all three passengers had been ejected from the vehicle. Two landed in an embankment and one on the road. The passengers were not wearing seatbelts. The passengers were transported to the hospital with lower leg and back injuries.

Liberty Lake Police Department assisted with an investigation.

Other calls April 9-15

April 9: Crews at 7:35 p.m. responded to a call on the 2400 block of North Locust Road. Upon arrival, they found a small sedan with its engine compartment on fire, which was spreading to the passenger compartment. Crews forced open the hood for access to the engine compartment to extinguish the fire.

April 10: A caller around 8:50 p.m. reported a car battery on the street was struck by a car on the 9900 block of East Mission Avenue. Crews arrived and cleaned up the site.

April 11: Fire crews at 11:30 a.m. responded to the 11800 block of East Mansfield Avenue to a report from a party stating she could smell natural gas in the area. Crews upon arrival determined the smell was burnt transmission oil coming from a nearby auto repair shop.

April 14: Firefighters responded to a call from a home at 10:55 a.m. on the 4700 block of East First Avenue. The residents reported smoke coming from one of the electrical outlets in the home. The family evacuated and waited for the department to arrive. Fire crews found a hot spot near the front door with their imaging camera. They removed the molding and observed smoke coming from the electrical wiring. They advised the homeowners to contact the property owner for electrical repairs. Firefighters also installed five smoke alarms in the home.

April 15: Fire crews around noon spotted smoke emanating from a dumpster on the 3200 block of South University Road. They extinguished the fire with 100 gallons of water.

By the numbers: During the week of April 9-15 the fire department responded to 306 incidents, including 13 fire calls, 19 alarm system response calls, 246 emergency medical service calls, two water rescue calls, two hazardous material investigation calls 22 motor vehicle accidents and two service calls.

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