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Family of six displaced after chimney fire causes smoke damage in Spokane Valley home

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 4, 2019

Spokane Valley firefighters quickly extinguished a chimney fire on Friday, Jan. 4, 2019 that displaced a family of six. (Spokane Valley Fire Department / Courtesy photo)
Spokane Valley firefighters quickly extinguished a chimney fire on Friday, Jan. 4, 2019 that displaced a family of six. (Spokane Valley Fire Department / Courtesy photo)
From staff reports

A family of six was displaced Friday morning after a fire tore through a chimney and ignited the home’s walls.

The Spokane Valley Fire Department was called to the home at 302 N. Argonne Road at about 4:30 a.m., where they found heavy smoke and fire around the living room fireplace, according to a news release. Firefighters were able to quickly extinguished the blaze, but not before the home received extensive smoke damage.

A resident told firefighters they awoke early in the morning to use the bathroom and noticed smoke inside the home, as well as a glow coming from the wall around the fireplace. They woke up their family members and escaped safely.

Altogether, five adults, one child and two dogs were displaced. There were no injuries.

Firefighters said there were no working smoke detectors in the house.

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