Spokane Valley firefighters were busy putting out two separate fires early Tuesday morning.
The first fire burned a garage and an attic at a Spokane Valley home in the 14000 block of East 32nd Avenue. The fire broke out just after 1 a.m.
The homeowners woke up when they heard the fire crackling and called 911. When firefighters arrived they found fire in the garage and on the back side of the house near the kitchen. Extra crews were called in to help clean up.
One cat died in the garage fire. The family declined assistance from the Red Cross and will stay with family.
Fire officials say there is smoke damage inside the home. The cause of the fire was determined to be electrical. There is no estimate on damages yet.
The second fire broke out just a couple of hours later at a home on Valleyway and Mamer.
Firefighters arrived on the scene to find a large column of smoke coming from the garage. Two people who lived inside were able to make it out safely with a dog.
The Red Cross offered to assist the family as well, but they also declined help.
Fire crews are still investigating the cause of the second fire.