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N. Spokane apartment fire displaces 10 tenants

SPOKANE, Wash. - A fire in a North Spokane apartment complex Saturday evening appears to been have caused by smoking. The flames caused $100,000 in damage, and displaced 10 people living in the apartments. 

Firefighters responded to 840 W. Cora on Saturday evening around 5:00 p.m., and were able to put the fire out in about 45 minutes. When crews arrived, two apartment unit's balconies were on fire, and quickly extending into the attic.

The two units that were initially on fire sustained heavy damage, and an adjacent unit had some damage to a wall and the ceiling. 

The Red Cross is helping relocate the displaced tenants, and SCRAPS is helping them with their pets. 

Although the cause is thought to be smoking-related, the fire is under investigation.