Firefighters respond to house fire near Whitworth University

At around 1 p.m. on Sunday, 10 engines from fire districts 4 and 9 responded to a house fire on College Road near Whitworth University.

According to an update from Spokane County Fire District 9, the fire started in the basement quickly spread to the upper floors. A large portion of the home was badly damaged.

According to Fire District 9 Incident Command, a family of four lives in the home but no one was there when the fire started.

The American Red Cross is now assisting the family while investigators work to figure out what caused the fire.