Fire Department: Spokane Valley fire kills family dog, engulfs RV and shop in flames
SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. — Firefighters extinguished a fire early Saturday morning, but not before they say it engulfed a Spokane Valley family’s RV and shop in flames, eventually spreading to the house and killing the family’s dog.
The Spokane Valley Fire Department responded to reports of an RV on fire in the driveway of a home at 1:25 a.m.
By the time they got to the house in the 11000 block of E 25th Ave, the fire had spread from the RV to the detached shop, as well as the family’s home.
Firefighters determined the best way to tackles the flames was to remove the front of the shop and remaining sheet metal on the roof.
Crews were eventually able to contain the fire, which had spread to the home’s attic.
All residents in the home were safely evacuated. Unfortunately, the family’s dog did not make it out, the Spokane Valley Fire Department said in a release.
One resident told firefighters he had stoked a fire in the shop before going to bed. Based on an initial investigation, firefighters believe the fire originated from the shop.
The Red Cross is now working with the residents to make sure they have a safe place to stay for the time being.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
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