Firefighters knock down fire at Cannon’s Addition apartment complex

SPOKANE, Wash. — Firefighters quickly knocked down a fire at an apartment complex in Cannon’s Addition early Monday morning.

Around 9:15 a.m., a family’s five-year-old daughter smelled smoke in her apartment at Maple Manor. According to the child’s mom, she told her dad and they found smoke coming from the bathroom. They quickly got out with their cat.

Firefighters arrived where they found flames shooting from the windows of the third-floor apartment. They evacuated the building.

According to Chief Julie O’Berg with Spokane Fire, it’s not known if smoke alarms were inside the home. Three people were treated for minor injuries, one with burns and smoke inhalation.
Melissa Guyott, Chief Executive Officer of Ponderosa Community Management, said the family had just moved into the apartment of Saturday.
20 people have been displaced. One apartment is destroyed and several others were damaged by water and smoke, O’Berg said. The cause is under investigation.

8th Ave is closed between Maple and Ash, as well as to Walnut. Drivers should take an alternate route.