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Tuesday, February 25, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Spokane Valley paint store destroyed in Sunday night fire

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

A Spokane Valley paint store was completely destroyed Sunday night in a fire.

Firefighters responded to the scene at about 6:30 p.m. at Rodda Paint, 6818 E. Sprague Ave., at about 6:30 p.m., where witnesses reported seeing heavy smoke coming from the southwest corner of the building, said Scott Niebuhr, spokesman for the Spokane Valley Fire Department, in a news release.

Multiple engines arrived and began pouring water on the fire for several hours. In addition to freezing conditions, firefighters navigated toxic smoke as a large amount of paint was burning, said Niebuhr.

Niebuhr said by the time firefighters arrived, the building was almost fully engulfed. Rodda’a owner told investigators the businesses was closed on Sunday and no employees were inside.

Altogether, 14 Valley Fire Department vehicles arrived, in addition to engines from the Spokane Fire Department and Spokane County Fire District 8.

No injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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