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23 apartments burn in 3-alarm N. Spokane fire

A three-alarm fire in North Spokane destroyed 23 units in an apartment building. Twenty-two units were occupied, and all residents escaped unharmed, fire officials said.

Fire damages Browne’s Addition apartment

A Sunday night fire at a Browne’s Addition apartment complex burned a single apartment and sent a firefighter who had breathing difficulties to a local hospital for evaluation.

Fire leaves three families homeless

An apartment fire early Thursday forced three Spokane families out of their homes. Firefighters were called to the North Cliff Terrace Apartments, 840 W. Cora Ave., just after midnight. One apartment was gutted, while two others and an office area suffered some damage, fire officials said.

Investigators probe cause of apartment fire

Spokane fire investigators today were looking into the cause of an early-morning fire that gutted one apartment unit and caused damage in an adjacent apartment and exercise room.

Access slows firefighter response at apartment blaze

It took 28 firefighters and extra work to lay a hose line by hand before firefighters could stop a dangerous fire that started in an apartment garage and nearly spread to adjacent residences late Tuesday. Spokane firefighters said that access along the garage and between apartment structures slowed their response and nearly resulted in the dwelling units catching fire at the Indian Canyon Apartments, 1302 S. Westcliff Place.

Apartment fire’s cause still unknown

Residents of a damaged apartment house in northeast Spokane stared at the charred remains on Monday morning, trying to figure out how to put their lives back together. Fifty-four residents of Houston House Apartments, 607 E. Houston Ave., were left homeless following the Sunday afternoon fire, according to Red Cross in Spokane.

Fire officials search burned apartment for clues

Residents of a damaged apartment house in northeast Spokane stared at the charred remains this morning trying to figure out how to put their lives back together. Fifty-four residents of Houston House Apartments, 607 E. Houston Ave., were left homeless following the Sunday afternoon fire, according to Red Cross in Spokane.

Neighbors alert one another to apartment fire

At least a couple dozen people lost their homes Sunday night when a devastating fire destroyed much of an apartment building in north Spokane. Spokane Fire Chief Bobby Williams said all 85 residents of the 29-unit building were safe and accounted for. But much of the southern side of the I-shaped building was gutted.

Cooking grease may have started apartment fire

A south Spokane apartment sustained $20,000 in damage Thursday caused by what fire officials believe may have been a grease fire. Spokane Fire Department crews responded to the Regal Ridge apartments, 5111 S. Regal St., about 4:20 p.m. to find a unit filled with black smoke. Firefighters knocked down the blaze quickly. The apartment sustained heavy smoke damage, said Battalion Chief Craig Cornelius. The Red Cross is helping the resident with food assistance while he stays with family, officials said.

Incentives used to lure tenants

Owners of apartment buildings have turned to creative incentives to lure tenants as the vacancy rate remains above that of a year ago. Prairie Hills Apartment in north Spokane advertises “free garden beds” to entice renters.

Kids blamed for apartment fire

Children playing with matches sparked a blaze at a north Spokane apartment complex Sunday, according to the Spokane Fire Department.

Family displaced by Spokane apartment fire

A family of five was being helped by the American Red Cross Saturday after an early morning fire gutted their apartment unit on East Mission Avenue in Spokane.

Apartment building residents escape fire

The Spokane fire marshal ordered closure of a substandard apartment building Tuesday after a fire believed to be arson damaged a portion of the crowded and cluttered property. “It’s a wreck,” said Fire Marshal Lisa Jones as she inspected a series of small makeshift apartments in a converted house at 2217 E. Sprague Ave.

Crews investigating second fire at Crestline apartment

An investigation is under way today to determine the cause of a fire that tore through a boarded-up apartment building that had been badly damaged in a fire in early January, fire officials said.