Spokane Fire Department orders Jewels Helping Hands to take down cooling shelter
SPOKANE, Wash. — The Spokane Fire Department has ordered Jewels Helping Hands to take down its cooling shelter by Thursday afternoon.
In a letter sent by SFD, it states that Jewels Helping Hands’ cooling shelter is an “illegal temporary structure,” and a Fire Department Permit will not be issued for the tent.
SFD said it made the decision based on the trespass and illegal occupation of Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) property.
The letter orders that the property cannot be occupied or used, and must be vacated by the end of Tuesday. It also says the tent must be taken down by 4 p.m. on Thursday.
If JHH does not take down the structure, they could be charged $536 for each day the tent is occupied.
Here is the letter SFD issued to Jewels Helping Hands:
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