Crews knock down house fire sparked by car crash in east Spokane, driver arrested for DUI

House Fire

SPOKANE, Wash. — Crews knocked down a fire they say sparked when a car crashed into a home on Freya and Euclid on Tuesday.

One of the vehicles involved had crashed into the side of the home and engulfed half of that home in flames. Firefighters said the car struck a natural gas line that fed the home.

The driver and people inside the home were all able to get out safely before the fire overtook the home. The driver was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Firefighters were able to put the flames out shortly after.

During the investigation, police learned that both vehicles were traveling south on Freya, approaching Euclid. The second vehicle was speeding and collided into the rear of the other vehicle. This caused that vehicle to spin out and collide into the residence. The other vehicle fled the scene.

Police located the suspect’s car about a quarter mile away from the scene. The driver, 24-year-old Duston Wulff, was taken into custody. Police said Duston was heavily intoxicated at the time of his arrest.

Duston will be charged with hit and run and vehicular assault. He has been convicted of a previous DUI from last year.