By Matthew O. Stephens
Cheney Free Press 

Fire destroys apartment building


Last updated 5/19/2022 at 1:53pm

Spokane County Fire District 3

The apartment building is a complete loss but a strip mall about 15 feet away was unharmed.

AIRWAY HEIGHTS – A Monday evening blaze on May 10 destroyed a single-level apartment building in the 12000 block of West Sunset Highway.

Deputy Chief Andre Steevens with the Airway Heights Fire Department told the Free Press the in an email the fire broke out around 8:34 p.m. He said crews encountered heavy fire upon arriving at the secured structure. The four-unit building had been vacant for some time.

Steevens said crews concentrated on preventing the fire from spreading to the businesses next door.

“Our focus was to protect the exposure to the east which is a strip mall with four bu...

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