Spokane Fire puts out two residential fires overnight, victim in critical condition

Gary Park fire
credit: Spokane Fire Department

SPOKANE, Wash. — The Spokane Fire Department extinguished two residential fires overnight, with one victim left in critical condition.

Spokane firefighters responded to a trailer fire at the San Souci Mobile Home Park on Saturday at 10:40 p.m.

Firefighters forced entry into the burning trailer and located a man in cardiac arrest. The victim was removed and brought to awaiting SFD Paramedics while others suppressed the fire. The fire was contained within 20 minutes, but smoke and damage left the home uninhabitable.

The man was resuscitated from cardiac arrest and transported to definitive treatment. He suffered burns, significant respiratory system damage, and was in critical condition at the time of the fire. Spokane Police and the SFD Special Investigations Unit are currently investigating the fire.

Hours later, another fire broke out in the Garry Park neighborhood. Fire crews responded to a single-story residence at around 1:30 a.m. Sunday morning, with heavy fire and smoke engulfing the home.

Early reports stated that several occupants were still inside the house. Firefighters made an aggressive interior attack, performing ventilation operations while also searching for victims.

The fire was later extinguished, and luckily only one occupant sustained a minor injury. Eight people were displaced by the fire and are staying with family in the area. The cause of the fire is under active investigation by the SFD’s Investigation Unit.

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