Fire burns vacant duplex on Spokane’s South Hill

Fire burns vacant duplex on Spokane’s South Hill

The Spokane Fire Department put out a fire at a house on the South Hill Wednesday night.

Firefighters say they got a call around 11:00 p.m. and arrived at a duplex on the 200 block of West 14th to find visible smoke and flames.

The building’s owner was there when KXLY arrived. He tells us the duplex is currently up for sale and was vacant when the fire started.

35 firefighters responded to the scene.

By the time firefighters could get inside, the fire had spread to all levels of the home except for the basement, doing extensive damage. As investigators arrived, firefighters were outside pulling the paneling off the side of the house, making sure the fire was completely out.

Neighbors tell us they think the cause was electrical. Some trees near power lines had caught fire in the backyard, which may have been where that fire began.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation by the Spokane Fire Department’s Special Investigation Unit.