Family of four, 2 dogs escape Spokane Valley house fire

Family of four, 2 dogs escape Spokane Valley house fire
Courtesy of Spokane Valley Fire Department

About 30 firefighters responded to house fire in Spokane Valley Sunday afternoon.

Spokane Valley firefighters responded to the home,on the 13900 block of East 16th Ave, and found flames in the basement ariybd 3:00 p.m. Two adults, two children, and two dogs made it out safe. No one was injured.

Firefighters had the flames under control within ten minutes of arrival but extensive damage was done to the basement living room.

The Red Cross is now helping the family and their pets.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, but SVFD did say the home did not have any working smoke detectors. In a release, Spokane Valley Fire said they “would like to remind residents how important working smoke detectors are, as this had the potential to be a much more tragic incident if it had occurred during the night.”

Spokane Valley firefighters will install smoke detectors in your home at no cost, call you have to do is request it by calling 928-1700 during normal business hours.

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