SPOKANE, Wash. – Two Spokane families were displaced after a large fire caused heavy damage to an upper level duplex unit on Monday night.
Just after 7:00 p.m., Spokane Fire Department crews responded to a structure fire near East Augusta Avenue and North Astor Street. Crews found fire involvement in the upper level of the multi-story duplex.
Crews acted quickly and were able to contain the fire to the upper unit. Firefighters remained on scene to complete overhaul tasks which included checking for any remaining hotspots and removing debris.
The incident caused heavy fire and smoke damage to the unit and water damage to the lower duplex unit.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
All occupants inside the apartments safely evacuated. The American Red Cross responded to the assist the families and there were no reported injuries to civilians or firefighters.