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Unoccupied home near Underhill Park destroyed by fire overnight

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 19, 2021

A fire broke out at a home on Stone Street and Seventh Avenue in the early morning hours of Friday.  (Courtesy of KHQ)
A fire broke out at a home on Stone Street and Seventh Avenue in the early morning hours of Friday. (Courtesy of KHQ)

An unoccupied home in east Spokane was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived to put out the blaze.

The fire at a home near Stone Street and Seventh Avenue was reported at about 2:30 a.m., said Julie O’Berg, deputy chief of operations at the Spokane Fire Department.

Crews battled the blaze for about an hour and eventually were able to tamp down the flames, she said. Firefighters on scene told KHQ flames were shooting 20 feet in the air.

The fire burned so hot that a neighboring home sustained heat damage, O’Berg said.

The house was undergoing renovations. Spokane Fire Chief Brian Schaeffer said no one was displaced from the fire.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation, O’Berg said.

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