Spokane Valley Fire roundup: Crews quickly smother fire after neighbor call

A neighbor noticed and called a fire in the 3400 block of North Arden Road at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, allowing firefighters from the Spokane Valley Fire Department to limit the spread of the fire.

The neighbor called 911 after seeing smoke and flames coming from the side of the house. Residents were not at home at the time. Crews quickly extinguished the flames and confined the fire to one corner of the building, department spokeswoman Julie Happy said.

The investigation is looking for the causes of the fire.

Also last week Valley Fire crews assisted Newman Lake Fire and Rescue during a fire in an aircraft hangar in the 8800 block of North Martinson Lane at 8.51am on February 22. The weather was extremely cold and windy which created ice problems. at the scene of the fire, including frozen fire lines, Happy said. The water supply was also limited due to the remoteness.

The building was destroyed in the fire and the roof and a wall collapsed. The person who reported the fire said it started because of a problem with the chimney pipe of a wood-burning stove. The investigation is looking for the causes of the fire.

Crews from Kootenai County Fire and Rescue and Hauser Lake Fire were also involved in the fire.

Other calls from February 21 to 27

the 21st of February : Several calls have been received about vehicles sliding off Interstate 90; most did not result in injury. A car crash was reported in the 350 block of North Barker Road at 9:08 p.m. The vehicle was blocking Barker’s northbound lanes and witnesses said the driver fled.

February 22: A two-vehicle crash requiring extrication was reported at Felts Road and Eighth Avenue at 7:58 a.m. Crews were able to open the driver’s door without opening the car. A fire alarm sounded at Walgreen’s in the 1500 block of North Liberty Lake Road at 2:27 p.m. Crews found activated fire sprinklers in the entrance, but found no evidence of smoke or fire. The water in the system has been cut off.

February 23: A structure fire was reported in the 3700 block of North Farr Road at 12:05 a.m. The homeowner said she saw flames coming from a kitchen outlet and the furnace was making a funny noise. So she turned off the power and evacuated. There were no signs of fire and no heat was detected in the socket or the wall. The owner was advised to have the system inspected by an electrician. Rescue Task Force paramedics were called to Barker Road and Eleventh Avenue at 6:13 a.m. to help with a search warrant from the Liberty Lake Police Department. They weren’t needed. The Rescue Task Force was activated again at 7:49 a.m. to assist the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office during a SWAT incident near the 550 block of East Rutter Avenue. They weren’t needed. A fire alarm sounded at Lowe’s in the 5200 block of East Sprague at 12:05 p.m. A sprinkler system had activated due to cold temperatures and the water was turned off.

February 24: A fire alarm went off in Building 32 of the 3800 block of North Sullivan Road at 2:02 p.m. The system had activated due to cold temperatures. A CO alarm sounded at a house in the 600 block of South Chronicle Lane at 3.43pm. Crews found levels ranging from 40 to 80 parts per million in the house. Avista could not find a natural gas leak. It was determined that the contamination likely originated from a car that was left idling in front of the garage door, with the exhaust pipe pointed towards the garage, for an extended period of time. A gunshot wound was reported in the 900 block of North Ella Road at 9.36pm.

February 25: A woman was reportedly trapped in an elevator in a building on the 6300 block of East Fourth Avenue at 7:33 a.m. The woman was able to be freed. A FedEx delivery truck and a car collided in the 1400 block of North McDonald Road at 9:37 a.m. No one was injured.

February 27: A car fire was reported at the Rodeway Inn in the 6300 block of East Broadway Avenue at 7 a.m. A Ford van parked in the parking lot was on fire when crews arrived. The fire has been extinguished.

By the numbers: Crews responded to 461 calls the week of Feb. 21-27, including 372 calls for emergency medical services. Other responses included 22 car crashes, a person stuck in an elevator, and a fallen tree that cut power lines to several homes.

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