Family temporarily displaced from home due to fire

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. — A family of six has been temporarily displaced from their home after it caught on fire Saturday morning.

The Spokane Valley Fire Department responded to the call of a house fire near South McKee Street and East 4th Avenue. The first crew arriving at the scene saw an active fire on a deck near the back of the home, which quickly got up outside the house and burned into the attic as other crews were coming.

Crews used hose lines near the back of the home while other firefighters went inside to extinguish the growing fire in the attic. The home was saved and crews got the fire under control.

The family cannot live in the home right now due to fire damage in the attic. A board-up company was asked to patch the hole in the roof that needed to be cut as crews were working to suppress the fire to provide ventilation and help secure the home.

Red Cross has provided temporary housing to the family that lived in the home. They got out of the house safely and can get their personal items once the fire investigation is done.

No one was injured in the fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation. An engine will stay on the scene during the investigation.

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