House Fire in Geiger Heights

SPOKANE – A structure fire on West Maxs Road, east of Assembly Lane, was reported on Thursday Feb. 23.

At about 4:30P.M., dispatch informed personnel at Fire District 3 of a structure fire involving one residence in the Geiger Heights area.

Fire District 3 dispatched 8 fire trucks and accompanying fire fighters to the scene. Upon arrival, command staff upgraded incident to a working attic fire, as a result of visible fire and smoke coming from the building.

In addition to the several trucks and staff from District 3, Fire District 10 responded with one truck, and Spokane city fire department responded with one truck as well.

“When we got there, all the residents were out of the building, including pets.” Bill Dennstaedt, Deputy Chief of operations in Fire District 3, said.

“We had a total of 16 personnel respond, not including command personnel.” Dennstaedt said.

No fatalities or injuries were reported and no one was referred to hospital for supervision or observation.

“We got the fire extinguished. There was damage throughout the whole house, but some property was salvaged.” Dennstaedt said.

“That was a 10 degree day, which posed some obstacles to the operation, but we managed to get the job done.” Dennstaedt continued.

Cold weather and the accompanying problems with freezing water impose on water flow and slow other systems as well, according to Dennstaedt.

At time of reporting, no information could be obtained on property value or the current state of damage assessment.

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Lucas Walsh, Former managing editor

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Lucas is a former Cheney Free Press managing editor. He is a nationally published author who contributes regularly to several publications across the country.


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