Spokane firefighters are fighting a defensive battle on a house fire near the intersection of 19th Avenue and Sherman on the South Hill.
Firefighters are fighting a defensive action on the first house that burned; the house next to it started burning as well so firefighters are currently holding their ground on the first fire and doing structure protection around the surrounding homes and structures.
Authorities say that everyone got out of the residence safely.
Eyewitnesses at the scene said they heard what sounded like three loud pops come from the home before the fire.
Another eyewitness who lives in the neighborhood said he was driving home and could see a black plume of smoke from Stateline, Idaho.
Traffic has been shut down within a two-block radius of the home.